Scrapbook of early aeronautica

Scrapbook of early aeronautica
This collection of prints, newspaper and journal clippings, mss., separately published tracts, and printed ephemera (in various sizes) was assembeled by William Upcott in the mid 19th c. The contents of the scrapbook cover the early years of aeronautics, and are primarily concerned with ballooning. Some of the balloonists featured include the Montgolfiers, Lunardi, Blanchard, Garnerin, Robert, Charles, Barrett, Hullin, Sowden, de Moret, MacGwire, Graham, Sadler, Green, Cocking, and Gypson, among others. The scrapbooks are arranged in roughly chronological order, e.g., v. 1 has material mostly from ca. 1783-1802; v.
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This collection of prints, newspaper and journal clippings, mss., separately published tracts, and printed ephemera (in various sizes) was assembeled by William Upcott in the mid 19th c. The contents of the scrapbook cover the early years of aeronautics, and are primarily concerned with ballooning. Some of the balloonists featured include the Montgolfiers, Lunardi, Blanchard, Garnerin, Robert, Charles, Barrett, Hullin, Sowden, de Moret, MacGwire, Graham, Sadler, Green, Cocking, and Gypson, among others. The scrapbooks are arranged in roughly chronological order, e.g., v. 1 has material mostly from ca. 1783-1802; v. 2 mostly from 1785-1837; and v. 3 mostly from 1837-1840. However, each volume also includes materials from dates outside of these ranges. Page [423] is signed: "William Upcott of Islington, collector of engravings connected with aerostation." Text mostly in English, with some French language materials.

Selected published works are included in the scrapbooks (each cataloged separately) including:
Lunardi, V. An account of the first aërial voyage in England. London : Printed for the author ..., 1784
The Man in the moon. [S.l.? : s.n.?, ca. 1830]
Sadler, J. Balloon, an authentic account of the ærial voyage of Messrs. Sadler and Clayfield. [Bristol] : Printed for the benefit of Mr. Sadler, by A. Brown, [1810]
High and low. London : Printed by L. Thompson, 1824
A full and correct description of this extraordinary machine ... the Eagle. London : Printed and published by J. Thompson, 1835.
A short ([4] p.) anonymous handwritten political allegory with an aeronautical theme, entitled: "The Dolphin carried off: a dream," is mounted on p. 7 of v. 1.

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