‘Aeronautica’: prints, cuttings, and other papers relating to the history of ballooning Inventory list

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f. 2r Printed pamphlet entitled Système rationnel de navigation aérienne, a circulation stable, fondé sur le principe de la séparation des appareils, ainsi que sur l’emploi du point d’appui et pratiqué au moyen d’un propulseur rotatif a effet alterno-continu, by Hippolyte Barnout Part 1857 View
f. 23r ‘Proposal for establishing an Aëronautic Fraternity’, signed by Charles Green (president), F.(?) Green, William Upcott, Edward Spencer, Jacob Henry Burn, and J.(?) Green Part 17 Feb. 1839 View
f. 24r Letter from Charles Green to P. N. Scott, 19 Aug. 1840, with a cutting from the Norwich Mercury, 22 Aug. 1840, containing a letter from Charles Green and a related note Part 19 and 22 Aug. 1840 View
f. 30r Letter from R. M. Milnes to Arthur Hallam, written during an ascent in a balloon on 29 May 1829, with later notes on the occasion of its composition Part 29 May 1829 View
f. 31r Cutting from The Times, containing a letter from G. S. N. headed ‘Children’s Balloons’ Part 31 Mar. 1857 View
f. 35r Cuttings from The Times, containing an article headed ‘A Balloon Voyage’ Part 27 July 1859 View
f. 37r Letter from Eugène Robertson to the Queen of the French Part 1 June 1831 View
between ff. 38 and 39 Cutting from the Illustrated London News, containing an article headed ‘The Late Charles Green’, with an engraved portrait Part 16 Apr. 1870 View
f. 8 Print of ‘A consultation previous to an aerial voyage from London to Weilburg in Nassau on the 7th day of November 1836’, engraved by J. H. Robinson from the painting by John Hollins Part [1843] View
f. 16 Print of a hot-air balloon with three men in the basket, engraved by Adlard and Hayes from a sketch by Robert Hollond. Published by F. C. Westley Part [c. 1838] View
f. 18 Print captioned ‘Environs of Liège, seen from the balloon at night’, lithographed by A. Butler from a sketch by Monck Mason Part [c. 1838] View
f. 25r Printed leaflet entitled Prospectus de la cinquante-unième ascencion de l’aéronaute Blanchard Part [1800] View
f. 27r Rough notes by Joseph Michel Montgolfier headed ‘Diverses idées sur la fabriquation des tableaux en minag[…?] qui peuvent estre executés par la voye de la fabriquation du papier’, 6 July 1790; with a note on the document’s provenance, 1 Jan. 1827 Part 6 July 1790 View
f. 29r Print captioned ‘Vorderseite des Marsfeldes am 1 Vendemiare des Jahres VII. Wettrennen Vorbrennen einer hölzernen Burg durch Aerostaten’ Part [c. 1798] View
f. 30v Cutting from a newspaper, containing a short notice headed ‘Prince Lucien Bonaparte and his Works’ Part [1862] View
f. 32r Letter from Charles Green to P. N. Scott. Part 27 Jan. 1840 View
f. 34r Cuttings from The Times, containing a letter from ‘Vespertilio’ headed ‘How to Navigate the Air’ Part 20 Sept. 1859 View
f. 37v Print of a rotary balloon designed by John Luntley Part [c. 1851] View
inside front cover Cutting from The Times, containing part of a letter from E.A., headed ‘Aërial Travelling’ Part 13 May 1863 View
f. 10 Print of separate portraits of Robert Hollond, Monck Mason, and Charles Green, lithographed by A. Butler from his own painting Part [c. 1838] View
f. 12r Print of Charles Green, lithographed by G. P. Harding from his own drawing from the life. Published by Harding himself Part 9 July 1839 View
f. 14 Print of a hot-air balloon with three men in the basket Part [c. 1838] View
f. 26r Print of [Jean-Pierre] François Blanchard, engraved by [F. W.] Bollinger. Published at Zwickau by Schumann Brothers Part [c. 1800] View
f. 28r Cropped half-title of An Account of the First Aërial Voyage in England by Vincent Lunardi, signed by Lunardi Part 1784 View
f. 31r Cutting from The Times, containing letters from C. H. H. and C. R. headed ‘Children’s Balloons’ Part 20 Mar. 1857 View
f. 31r Cutting from The Times, containing a letter from Lang and Co. headed ‘Children’s Balloons’ Part 26 Mar. 1857 View
f. 33r Printed score of ‘Le Voyage aérien’, a song by Gustave Nadaud (version No. 1, for baritone or contralto and piano), illustrated with a lithograph by Celestin Nanteuil Part [c. 1860] View
f. 36r Cutting from a newspaper, containing an article headed ‘Ballooning across the Atlantic’ Part [c. 1859] View
f. 36r Cutting from a newspaper, containing an article headed ‘The End of an Aeronaut’ Part [1858] View
f. 36r Cutting from a newspaper, containing a humorous reference to an advertisement announcing that ‘Chauvin has discovered the law of balloon-driving’ Part [c. 1858] View
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