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[By permission of the Patentees, This Engraving of the First Carriage, the
[By permission of the Patentees, This Engraving of the First Carriage, the "Ariel", is respectfully inscribed, to the Directors of the Aerial Transit Company, by their obedient Servants, The Publishers.]
W. Walton. Day & Haghe, Lithrs. to the Queen.
London, Pub March 28th, 1843, by Ackermann & Co. Strand.
Lithograph. Sheet size: 150 x 230mm (6 x 9"). Trimmed to image.
William Henson's Aerial Steam Carriage is depicted in a ficticious flight over the Pyramids. In 1842 William Henson (1812-1888) patented his design for an Aerial Steam Carriage, known as the 'Ariel'. Although the design never flew, it acted as a basis for much of the thinking of the early aviation pioneers, and laid the foundations for the modern monoplane. With his partner, John Stringfellow, plans were made to set up an airfreight company, the Aerial Steam Transit Company, to transport goods acoss the world.
[Ref: 36332]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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By permission of the Patentees, This Engraving of the First Carriage, the
By permission of the Patentees, This Engraving of the First Carriage, the "Ariel", is respectfully inscribed, to the Directors of the Aerial Transit Company, by their obedient Servants, The Publishers.
W. Walton. Day & Haghe, Lithrs. to the Queen.
London, Pub March 28th, 1843, by Ackermann & Co. Strand.
Lithograph with large margins. Sheet size: 220 x 275mm (8¾ x 10¾").
William Henson's Aerial Steam Carriage is depicted in a ficticious flight over the Pyramids. In 1842 William Henson (1812-1888) patented his design for an Aerial Steam Carriage, known as the 'Ariel'. Although the design never flew, it acted as a basis for much of the thinking of the early aviation pioneers, and laid the foundations for the modern monoplane. With his partner, John Stringfellow, plans were made to set up an airfreight company, the Aerial Steam Transit Company, to transport goods acoss the world.
[Ref: 36337]   £240.00  
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Aeronautical Prints & Drawings.
Aeronautical Prints & Drawings. with text by Lt.-Col. W. Lockwood Marsh O.B.E., M.A., LL.B., A.F.R.Ae.S., Secretary of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Foreword by Major-General Sir Frederick H. Sykes G.B.E., K.C.B., C.M.G., F.R. Ae.S., M.P., Late Chief of the Air Staff and Controller-General of Civil Aviation
London Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd. 1924
4to, limited edition no 252 of 1000; original blue cloth gilt, rubbed edges; pp. xx + 36; colour frontis. tipped in + 87 plates, of which 80 half-tones, 7 colour tipped in. Bookplate on front endpaper.
A compendium of important aeronautical prints and drawings with background information. The best reference work on ballooning, from the Collection of Lord Kings Norton.
[Ref: 8269]   £420.00  
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Bild zur Wiener allgemeinen Zeitung.
Bild zur Wiener allgemeinen Zeitung. Wie Zwei der Luft herabkommen, die in Paris mit einem lebendigen Pferde mit dem Luftballon aufgestigen sind.
Zastera sc.
Im Bureau der Wiener allgemeinen Zeitung, Rauhensteingasse N.o. 926. [n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. 280 x 220mm. Tears outside platemark; crease through centre as normal.
An illustration of a balloon flying over Paris, from which is suspended a horse mounted by two rmen. Apart from its unusual subject matter, this print shows an unusual and distinctive way of representing a landscape and crowd from an aerial perspective.
[Ref: 28727]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Petit Ballon.
Le Petit Ballon.
Peint par Jacquand. Regnier lith.
Paris chez Dero-Becker édireur, rue Neuve St. Augustin, 43 Lith de Lemercier, rue de Seine S G 55 [n.d., c.1830]
Lithograph, printed area 290 x 190mm.
Two children watching a balloon carrying a small flag. From the publication 'Galerie Pittoresque'.
[Ref: 8192]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Oh help! Oh help! Will no one come, / Our downward course to stay? / I will not, if I get safe home, / Come here another day! / To get to Paris over land, Myself to this I trusted; / But when above the Goodwin Sand, / Oh dear its gone and busted!
Oh help! Oh help! Will no one come, / Our downward course to stay? / I will not, if I get safe home, / Come here another day! / To get to Paris over land, Myself to this I trusted; / But when above the Goodwin Sand, / Oh dear its gone and busted!
W.P. [William Parkinson.]
[n.d., but 1854.]
Engraving with hand colouring, 210 x 250mm. Tear at top of image, laid on a 19th century linen album sheet; foxing.
A satirical print of Charles Green (1785-1870), who in 1836 flew from 480 miles from London to Nassau in Germany.
[Ref: 8264]   £220.00  
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Jean-Pierre Blanchard
Jean-Pierre Blanchard
London, Pub.d. July 1; of 1785 by I. Sewel, Cornhill.
Engraving, 170 x 115mm. Trimmed close to platemark. Fine impression.
Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) took part in one of the earliest manned balloon flights, in Paris on March 2nd 1784. After moving to England later that year, he was part of the first balloon flight to cross the English Channel.
[Ref: 8204]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The fatal Descent of the Parachute by which Mr Cocking lost his life.
The fatal Descent of the Parachute by which Mr Cocking lost his life.
[n.d., c.1837.]
Lithograph. 230 x 160mm. Cut.
Robert Cocking (1776-1837) was a professional watercolour artist who was the first person to be killed in a parachute jump, using a parachute of his own design. The balloon shown in the image is Charles Green's famous Royal Nassau balloon (co-owned with Edward Spencer), from which Cocking jumped near Greenwich. His body was found in a field in Lee. Green and Spencer piloted the balloon that day, and survived.
for the ascent of the balloon see ref. 12657; for Edward Spencer see ref. 8194
[Ref: 8235]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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A New Flying Machine upon D.r Musgrave's Plan, that moves with ye same Rapidity as Mr. Moore's machine without Horses.
A New Flying Machine upon D.r Musgrave's Plan, that moves with ye same Rapidity as Mr. Moore's machine without Horses.
[n.d., c.1780.]
Copper engraving, 110 x 180mm, with attached half-page of text, incomplete. Marks in top margin.
A satirical engraving of a flying machine. On board are a man saying 'waft me to Bareges, or any where but to Tower Hill', and the Devil, who says 'Now I've got you, Head & all; I was afraid I should have had only the Trunk.'
BM Satire: 4212
[Ref: 8243]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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The Great Balloon.
The Great Balloon. From a Sketch by Robert Hollond Esq.re.
Adlard & Hayes, sc.
F. C. Westley, 162 Piccadilly.
Engraving, 240 x 155mm. Laid down on india paper, some discoloration to paper.
Illustration of the famous 'Royal Vauxhall' balloon (later renamed the 'Royal Nassau' balloon), in which Charles Green, alongside Robert Hollond and Thomas Monck Mason, travelled a distance of 436 miles from London to Nassau, Germany.
[Ref: 8254]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Balloon Passing Over Coblenz.
The Balloon Passing Over Coblenz.
A. Butler Lith. from a sketch by Monck Mason Esq.
[n.d., c.1836.]
Lithograph. 125 x 170mm.
On November 7th 1836 the English aeronaut Charles Green, accompanied by the polymath Thomas Monck Mason, made his most famous flight, from London to Nassau in Germany. The flight was at the time the world's longest, covering an estimated 480 miles (770 km) in 18 hours. This image shows the balloon passing over Koblenz, near the end of the flight. The balloon would land at 7:30 in the morning, and one can see the rising sun.
[Ref: 8226]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Descent of the Balloon in the Valley of Elbern.
Descent of the Balloon in the Valley of Elbern.
A. Butler Delt. & Lithog. from a sketch by Monck Mason Esq.
Lithograph. 125 x 175mm.
On November 7th 1836 the English aeronaut Charles Green, accompanied by the polymath Thomas Monck Mason, made his most famous flight, from London to Nassau in Germany. The flight was at the time the world's longest, covering an estimated 480 miles (770 km) in 18 hours. This image shows the balloon in Germany, having completed the flight.
[Ref: 8225]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Untitled view of a stadium, with a balloon above.]
[Untitled view of a stadium, with a balloon above.]
[n.d., c.1840.]
Aquatint. 165 x 220mm. Trimmed to image, laid on card.
Image of a stadium, possibly in Milan, in which a horse race is taking place, whilst two balloons fly overhead.
[Ref: 8267]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Destruction of the Victoria & Albert Balloon. On Monday Evening June 16th 1851.
Destruction of the Victoria & Albert Balloon. On Monday Evening June 16th 1851. Severely injuring Mr. & Mrs. Graham the Aeronauts and doing damage to the house Colonel North, No. 16 Arlington Street, Piccadilly to the extent of upwards of £300.
[London published June 18th by Ackerman & co. 96 Strand.]
Lithograph. 195 x 280mm. Trimmed around printed area; foxing; tear left hand side. Very scarce.
George Graham and his wife Margaret made several balloon ascents in Britains, many of which ended in disaster. The couple made this ascent in the ‘Victoria & Albert’ balloon to celebrate the Great Exhibition year of 1851. However, fter narrowly avoiding a collision with Crystal Palace they lost control of the balloon, which crashed into Colonel North’s house in Arlington Street, Piccadilly, leaving the building damaged and the aeronauts badly injured.
[Ref: 8223]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Baldwin's view over the City of Chester from Lunardi's balloon [&] Lunardi's [balloon].
Baldwin's view over the City of Chester from Lunardi's balloon [&] Lunardi's [balloon].
[n.d., c.1796.]
Two engraved coloured scraps, the aerial view with stipple and green aquatint, glued to album page with excised captions, sheet c.147 x 212mm.
Excised from engravings by Barlow for the 'Encylopaedia Londinensis' published by J Wilkes. The full plate originally showed four early hot-air balloons arranged around the view over Chester. In addition to Lunardi's, they included Montgolfier's balloon, Blanchard's balloon, and Charles and Robert's balloon. Extremely rare.
[Ref: 7777]   £360.00  
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Balloon.
Balloon.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Copper engraving, sheet 225 x 165mm. 9 x 6½". Sheet trimmed.
A balloon in the skies above what appears to be a factory or textile mill; figures looking up as two passengers signal with flags. From a book.
[Ref: 16869]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Major Mony's Perilous Situation.
Major Mony's Perilous Situation. When he fell into the Sea July, 23, 1785, off the Coast of Yarmouth.
Engraved by Owen, from a Drawing by Thurston for the Gallery.
London, Published by R.N. Rose, 45 Holborn Hill May 1. 1820.
Engraving. Plate: 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5") very large margins.
A scene showing a pioneer of British ballooning Major John Money (1752-1817) struggling to keep afloat after his balloon crashed into the sea. Saved by the sloop Argus he went on to write 'A Treatise on the Use of Balloons and Field Observators' (1803), in which he advocated the use of balloons for military purposes, retiring from the British army as full general.
[Ref: 45035]   £120.00  
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Ascension de Blanchard à Nuremberg le 12 Novembre 1787. [Title as spine.]
Ascension de Blanchard à Nuremberg le 12 Novembre 1787. [Title as spine.]
[Prints dated 1787-1801, compiled late C19th.]
Folio, late-19th century full morocco gilt; 15 plates inlaid in Van Gelder Zonen paper, 3 in old colour including one folding. Bookplate of Sir David Lionel Salomons. Fine binding.
A very rare & fine collection of prints relating to Jean-Pierre Blanchard's 28th ballooning ascent, from an area called the Jews Marsh at Nuremberg in 1787. The book was apparently compiled by Sir David Lionel Salomons (1851-1925), nephew and heir of David Salomons (who was elected as Britain's first Jewish MP). A barrister and inventor of electrical gadgets, his home Bromhill (as per bookplate, near Tunbridge Wells) was one of the first homes in the country to be lit by electric light.
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Les Frères Montgolfier.
Les Frères Montgolfier.
Pigeot del et sculp.
[n.d., c.1835.]
Engraving. 215 x 125mm. Slight stains.
Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740-1810) and Jacques-Étienne (1745-99) were the inventors of the montgolfière, or airship. Their first balloon was used in the first manned ascent, on November 21st 1783.
[Ref: 8260]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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[RAF monoplane.]
[RAF monoplane.]
[by Cyril Barraud.]
[n.d., c.1935.]
Etching. 110 x 150mm (4¼ x 6"), watermarked F J Head & Co.
Cyril Barraud (1877-1965), son of Herbert Rose Barraud and nephew of Francis Barraud. Having trained at the Brighton School of Art he emigrated to Winnepeg in 1913. He was commissioned as a lieutenant with the 43rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in 1915 but transferred to the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada a few months later. He was wounded in the leg fighting in France in 1917, but returned to active service. Barraud was one of the first Canadian artists hired by Lord Beaverbrook for the War Records Office to sketch Canadian battle zones around Ypres and Vimy Ridge-Arras sectors. Later he was seconded to the Canadian War Memorials Fund. After demobilisation he remained in England, painting and etching landscapes, some of which were used for the LNER carriage prints, and taking commissions for christmas cards.
[Ref: 37596]   £220.00  
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[Gloster Mars I, 'Bamel', G-EAXZ.]
[Gloster Mars I, 'Bamel', G-EAXZ.]
[by Cyril Barraud.]
[n.d., 1922.]
Etching. 155 x 105mm (6¼ x 4¼"). Some staining.
Derived from the Nieuport Nighthawk, the Gloster Mars I was a single-seat racing biplane. In 1922 a Mars I made an attempt on the world air speed record. Although the recorded speed of 212.15 mph (342 km/h) was faster than the existing record, it did not exceed it by the required margin, so the record was not recognised. Cyril Barraud (1877-1965), son of Herbert Rose Barraud and nephew of Francis Barraud. Having trained at the Brighton School of Art he emigrated to Winnepeg in 1913. He was commissioned as a lieutenant with the 43rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in 1915 but transferred to the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada a few months later. He was wounded in the leg fighting in France in 1917, but returned to active service. Barraud was one of the first Canadian artists hired by Lord Beaverbrook for the War Records Office to sketch Canadian battle zones around Ypres and Vimy Ridge-Arras sectors. Later he was seconded to the Canadian War Memorials Fund. After demobilisation he remained in England, painting and etching landscapes, some of which were used for the LNER carriage prints, and taking commissions for christmas cards.
[Ref: 37597]   £220.00  
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Avro Training Biplane.
Avro Training Biplane.
Signed in pencil Howard Leigh.
Etching 250 x 190mm, 7½ x 9¾". Light spotting.
Howard Leigh, American 1896-1981.
[Ref: 10908]   £220.00  
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S.E.5a.
S.E.5a.
Signed in pencil Howard Leigh.
Etching 250 x 190mm, 7½ x 9¾". Light spotting.
Howard Leigh, American 1896-1981.
[Ref: 10907]   £220.00  
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Mr. Blanchard.
Mr. Blanchard. Citoyen de Calais Pensionaire de S.M.T..C. et Correspondent des plusieurs Accademies.
A.W. Küffner del. et sc.
[n.d., c.1800]
Stipple engraving. Printed area 75 x 55mm. Trimmed inside platemark left and right; foxing.
Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) took part in one of the earliest manned balloon flights, in Paris on March 2nd 1784. After moving to England later that year, he was part of the first balloon flight to cross the English Channel.
[Ref: 8222]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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La Gloire de la Normandie. Mr. Blanchard.
La Gloire de la Normandie. Mr. Blanchard.
à Rouen Chez Guedra et Gosselin M.d d'Est. [n.d., c.1785.]
Mezzotint. 260 x 190mm.
A rare portrait of the balloonist.
[Ref: 2862]   £520.00  
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"The Air," (Mr. Frank Hedges Butler.)
Spy [Leslie Ward]. Hentschel-Colourtype, London.
[Lobndon, 1907.]
Colotype. Printed area 360 x 230mm, 14 x 9", with strip of letterpress biography.
Frank Hedges Butler (1855 - 1928), pictured in a hot-air balloon, megaphone in hand. Butler was one of the first people in England to own a motor-car, becoming the first Honorary Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club. In 1901 he made a balloon ascent from Crystal Palace accompanied by his daughter Vera and the Hon. Charles Rolls (later of Rolls-Royce): while flying over Sidcup Vera suggested the formation of an Aero Club and so the Aero Club of the United Kingdom (now the Royal Aero Club) was founded. He was also a life Fellow of the R.G.S. and a member of the Royal Thames Yacht Squadron.
[Ref: 24592]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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N. Charles P. De Physique. Charles par un prodig a terrasse l'envie; Par l'eloquence, le Genie, Le Scavoir, l'intrepidite; Il assure ses droits a l'immortalite.
N. Charles P. De Physique. Charles par un prodig a terrasse l'envie; Par l'eloquence, le Genie, Le Scavoir, l'intrepidite; Il assure ses droits a l'immortalite.
Se vend a Paris, chez Frieze Graveur Rue de Harlay, Maison de Mr. Berthoud [n.d. c.1785].
Etching. 150 x 210mm. Light foxing except for one bad spot inside plate mark just outside image to left.
Probably French physicist, aviator and inventor Jacques Charles [1746 - 1823].
[Ref: 2585]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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M. Charles
M. Charles
[n.d., c. 1823.]
Copper engraving, 145 x 90mm. Trimmed close.
Jacques Alexander Cesar Charles (1746-1823) launched the first hydrogen balloon flight, which flew to an altitude of three kilometres in 1783. Charles himself subsequently took part in the first manned hydrogen balloon flight later that year.
[Ref: 8255]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Jme. De Lalande, Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, London, Berlin, Petersburgh, &c.
Jme. De Lalande, Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, London, Berlin, Petersburgh, &c.
Stanier sculpt.
[published by J Sewell Cornhill 1 Nov 1789]
Engraving. Image 95 x 120mm. Trimmed inside plate mark, losing some text.
Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande (1732-1807), a French astronomer whose staff nearly discovered Neptune in 1795: the planet was noted but not followed up. However, when the planet was discovered in 1846, Lalande's records helped plot Neptune's orbit. Published in the 'European Magazine'. See item ref: 29787 for a better impression.
W:1658.
[Ref: 5709]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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An exact representation of the first Aerial ship The Eagle,
An exact representation of the first Aerial ship The Eagle, now exhibiting at the grounds of The Aeronautical Society, Victoria Road, facing Kensington Gardens.
Sold by Mess.rs Ackermann & Co. Strand, C. Tilt Fleet St. Reeves & Sons, Cheapside. Riddle & Meynatt, P. N. Row, McLean Haymarket, & T. Bird, 145 Oxford St. [n.d., c.1800.]
Lithograph, 240 x 310mm. Trimmed close to image; vertical crease at centre of image; paper along top edge shows signs of having previously been glued; mounted
Illustration of a balloon equipped with paddles, with a description of its functions.
[Ref: 8251]   £260.00  
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Mons.r Garnerin, the Intrepid Aeronaut.
Mons.r Garnerin, the Intrepid Aeronaut.
[n.d., 1800.]
Engraving. 175 x 120mm.
André-Jacques Garnerin (1769-1823) was the inventor of the frameless parachute. Following capture by British troops in the Napoleonic wars he was involved in the flight of hot air balloons.
[Ref: 8236]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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Gloster SS 19.
Gloster SS 19.
Geoffrey Watson 1931 [signed in pencil.]
Etching with pencil signature, limited edition 30/30. Plate 254 x 343mm. 10 x 13½".
The British Gloster Gauntlet, the biplane fighter of the RAF designed and built by Gloster Aircraft in the 1930s. It was the last RAF fighter to have an open cockpit and the penultimate biplane fighter in service. By Geoffrey Watson (d.1937), known for his images of plans and aircraft.
Original oil held in the Royal Air Force Museum.
[Ref: 26665]   £460.00  
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Gloster VI. Calshot 1929.
Gloster VI. Calshot 1929.
Geoffrey Watson 1931 [signed in pencil and etched in plate.]
Etching with pencil signature, limited edition 18/25. Plate 240 x 299mm. 9½ x 11¾".
The Gloster IV was a racing seaplane developed as a contestant for the 1929 Schneider Trophy. By Geoffrey Watson (d.1937), known for his images of plans and aircraft.
Original oil held in the Royal Air Force Museum.
[Ref: 26664]   £460.00  
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The Great Aerial Navigator, or Atmospheric Machine!
The Great Aerial Navigator, or Atmospheric Machine! On Verso: Grand Aerostatic Fete at Maidenhead. Ballon Ascent.
Letterpress broadside. 505 x 380mm. 20 x 15". Folded; hole-punched.
An amazing broadside, apparently satirizing inventors’ efforts to combine the loft of balloons with steam propulsion. One such approach was pioneered by George Cayley and followed later by one Monck Mason, who attempted to integrate various forms of propellors, paddles and screws with hydrogen balloons. In fact the first propelled and steered flight was made only a few years later in 1852, when Baptiste Henri Jacques Giffard flew a steam-powered, propeller-driven airship 27km from Paris to Trappe. On verso; a printed copy of the aeronautical display and exhibition programmed for the Grand Aestatic Fete at Maidehead, 1949.
[Ref: 26194]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Consultation Previous to an Aerial Voyage from London to Weilburg in Nassau, Nov. 7, 1836. W. Prideaux, Esq., W.M.James, Esq., T. Monck Mason, Esq., J. Hollins, A.R.A., Robert Holland, Esq., M.P., Charles Green, Aeronaut.
Consultation Previous to an Aerial Voyage from London to Weilburg in Nassau, Nov. 7, 1836. W. Prideaux, Esq., W.M.James, Esq., T. Monck Mason, Esq., J. Hollins, A.R.A., Robert Holland, Esq., M.P., Charles Green, Aeronaut.
Painted by J. Hollins,A.R.A. Engraved by J. H. Robinson, Member of the imperial Academy fo St. Petersburg.
London, Published for the Proprietor, by Henry Graves & Co. Printsellers to the Queen & H.R.H. Prince Albert, 6, Pall Mall, Nov. 7. 1843.
Stipple and line engraving, 284 x 203mm.
Scene on a terrace with a balloon in the background with the six men seated at the table with a spread out map. Holland suggested and paid for the 500 mile journey leaving Vauxhall at 1.00pm, 7th November and after flying accross the Channel, Calais, Ypres, Lille, Brussels, Namur, Liege and Spa, the balloon landed eighteen hours later in Weilburg at 7.30am, 8th November. The flight captured the public imagination and set a record for balloon flight that wasn't beaten until the early 20th Century.
BM Vol V Pg.86.
[Ref: 3251]   £260.00  
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Mr. Charles Green, Aeronaut. Born Jany. 31st 1785. First ascended on the 10th July 1821, at the Coronation of King George the 4th since which he has made up to this date Jul 9th 1839, Two Hundred and Sixty-nine ascents.
Mr. Charles Green, Aeronaut. Born Jany. 31st 1785. First ascended on the 10th July 1821, at the Coronation of King George the 4th since which he has made up to this date Jul 9th 1839, Two Hundred and Sixty-nine ascents. [Facsimile signature:] Chas Green.
G.P.Harding, F.S.A. advisam delt. et fecit. Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Pubd. July 9th 1839, by G.P.Harding, Hercules Buildings, Lambeth.
Lithograph on india paper. India 203 x 140. Publisher's blind stamp in bottom right-hand corner. India laid.
Head and shoulders portrait, with a balloon in the background.
[Ref: 19435]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Charles Green, The Aeronaut.
Mr. Charles Green, The Aeronaut. From the Original in the possession of Robert Holland Esqr. M.P. To whom this Plate is respectfully dedicated by his obliged and obedient servants Hodgson & Graves.
Painted by John Hollins, Engraved by G. T. Payne.
London Published June 6, 1838. by Hodgson & Graves Printsellers by Special Appointment to Her Majesty, 6 Pall Mall.
Mezzotint. 315 x 395mm. Two repaired tears and a crease inside the plate mark but not effecting the image left and bottom.
Green was the pilot of the 'Nassau' Balloon.
[Ref: 3252]   £360.00  
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Jme. De Lalande,  Celebre Astronome du 18eme Siecle.
Jme. De Lalande, Celebre Astronome du 18eme Siecle.
F Bonneville del Sculp.
a Parisrue du Theatre Fr. No.4 [n.d. c.1780].
Engraving with large margins, 170 x 115mm. 6¾ x 4½".
Oval portrait of Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande (1732 – 1807), French astronomer and writer.
Not in Wellcome.
[Ref: 26344]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Lehmann's Luftfahrt mit seinem Reisen Ballon, der Adler von Wein in Gessellschaft seiner Tochter Carolina und des Herrn Dr. Natterer im Prater am 23.t Mai 1846.
Lehmann's Luftfahrt mit seinem Reisen Ballon, der Adler von Wein in Gessellschaft seiner Tochter Carolina und des Herrn Dr. Natterer im Prater am 23.t Mai 1846.
And. Geiger sc.
Wein im Bureau der Theaterzeitung, Rauchensteingasse No.926.
Engraving. Printed area: 395 x 280mm (15½ x 11"). Central fold as normal. Repairs in folds.
A scene showing Lehmann's balloon flight in the Prater in Vienna on 23rd May 1846. Lehmann, his daughter Carolina and Dr. Naterer fly above a large crowd in the 'Eagle of Vienna', and throw letters and flowers from the basket. A supplement to the Theatre Newspaper.
[Ref: 46448]   £280.00  

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Apparatus for filling Mr. Lunardi's Balloon.
Apparatus for filling Mr. Lunardi's Balloon.
[London: J.Bell for the author, 1784?]
Etching, sheet 255 x 210mm (10 x 8¼"). Trimmed; creased; laid on conservation tissue.
The balloonist Vincenzo Lunardi (1759-1806) famously made the first balloon voyage in England on 15 September 1784, setting out from Moorfields in North London and descending 24 miles away near Ware in Hertfordshire. The event made Lunardi a celebrity and several account were published. This print illustrating the equipment used to fill the balloon was probably issued in Lunardi's own account, 'An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England' (1784).
For a portrait of Lunardi see ref. 4392
[Ref: 37672]   £140.00  
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Vincent Lunardi Esq.
Vincent Lunardi Esq.
Nesmith Pinxt. Burke Fecit.
[n.d. c.1784]
Stipple engraving. Plate 191 x 139mm.
[Ref: 4392]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Martinsyde Elephant [in pencil to bottom right.]
Martinsyde Elephant [in pencil to bottom right.]
[n.d. c.1916.]
Pencil drawing, 381 x 280mm. 15 x 11".
The Martinsyde G.100 "Elephant" was a British fighter bomber aircrafy of the First World War. Martinsyde was the manufacturer of British aircraft and motorcycles between 1908 and 1922. This aircraft gained the name "elephant" due to its large size and lack of manoeuvrability.
[Ref: 15532]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. McQuire.
Mr. McQuire. On the 12th of May 1785 ascended in a balloon from Dublin and was driven out to sea, where he was picked up by a vessel almost perished and spend with swimming.
[possibly after John James Barralet.]
[n.d., c.1785.]
Etching with very large margins. 140 x 125mm (5½ x 5"). Uncut.
Portrait of Irish aeronaut Richard McGuire, a lieutenant in the 64th Staffordshire Regiment, with his balloon landing in the sea behind him. The first Irish balloon ascent was by Richard Crosbie in January 1785; when attempting another ascent on the 12th May he was unable to take off, so MacGuire offered himself as a substitute, thus becoming Ireland's second aviator. Despite his ignominious landing he was knighted by the Lord Lieutenant.
Ex Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Dukes of Dorchester 14/4/11; Lot 44.
[Ref: 34563]   £420.00  
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The ascent of the Great Montgolfier Balloon,
The ascent of the Great Montgolfier Balloon, from the Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens, Thursday May 24th 1838.
H. Harrison 1838 [signed on stone.]
[British, c.1840.]
Rare lithograph, sheet 350 x 215mm. 13¾ x 8½". Minor staining, with horizontal fold between image and inscription. Otherwise good.
A hot-air balloon flight in London using the design of the French brothers Joseph-Michel (1740-1810) and Jacques-Etienne (1745-1799) Montgolfier, whose balloon was used in the first manned free flight ascent on 21 November 1783. The Royal Surrey Gardens was a pleasure gardens in Kennington, London, slightly east of The Oval. The gardens were the grounds of the manor house of Walworth, and, as can be seen in this image, included a lake of about 3 acres. The site was acquired in 1831 by impresario Edward Cross to be the location of his new Surrey Zoological Gardens, using animals from his menagerie at Exeter Exchange, in competition with the new London Zoo in Regent's Park.
In the Museum of London, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
[Ref: 26218]   £280.00  
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F. Pilatre De Rozier. Premier Navigateur Aerien Et Pensionnaire du Roi. Sa gloire, helas! Ne fut qu'un Reve, Don’t la fin prouve avec eclat, Que le moment qui nous eleve, Touche a celui qui nous abat.
F. Pilatre De Rozier. Premier Navigateur Aerien Et Pensionnaire du Roi. Sa gloire, helas! Ne fut qu'un Reve, Don’t la fin prouve avec eclat, Que le moment qui nous eleve, Touche a celui qui nous abat.
Brion del. Chapuy Sculp.
A Paris chez Basset rue St. Jacques [n.d. c.1785].
Etching with sepia aqautint. 155 x 215mm. Light foxing.
Made the first manned free flight in history, accompanied by the Marquis d'Arlandes and died during an attempted crossing of the English Channel when his balloon, a combination hydrogen and hot air balloon, exploded on 15 June 1785. Thus, he and his companion, Pierre Romain, became the first known victims of an air crash. This print was issued shortly afterwards to commemorate his life.
[Ref: 949]   £220.00  
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[Plane Diving.]
[Plane Diving.]
GHN [ink signature.]
[n.d. c.1900.]
Watercolour, on board. 228 x 140mm. 9 x 5½".
One of the earliest aircraft.
[Ref: 21024]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[A Rolls-Royce Company Christmas Card, illustrated Airshow, with flypast of Hawker Harts?]
[A Rolls-Royce Company Christmas Card, illustrated Airshow, with flypast of Hawker Harts?]
[by Cyril Barraud.]
[Printed by] W.F. Sedgewick Ltd. Xmas 1934.
Etching, presented as a printed christmas card. Etching 175 x 120mm (7 x 4¾") on front of a folded sheet watermarked 1934. Rare.
A christmas card with a printed greeting from A.F. Sidgreaves, managing director of Rolls Royce Ltd. It depicts an airshow with a flypast of biplanes in three ranks of three, most likely the Hawker Hart, a prominent British light bomber between the wars, powered by a Rolls-Royde engine. A Rolls Royce car is parked prominently among the spectators. Cyril Barraud (1877-1965), son of Herbert Rose Barraud and nephew of Francis Barraud. Having trained at the Brighton School of Art he emigrated to Winnepeg in 1913. He was commissioned as a lieutenant with the 43rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in 1915 but transferred to the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada a few months later. He was wounded in the leg fighting in France in 1917, but returned to active service. Barraud was one of the first Canadian artists hired by Lord Beaverbrook for the War Records Office to sketch Canadian battle zones around Ypres and Vimy Ridge-Arras sectors. Later he was seconded to the Canadian War Memorials Fund. After demobilisation he remained in England, painting and etching landscapes, some of which were used for the LNER carriage prints, and taking commissions for christmas cards like this.
[Ref: 37591]   £220.00  
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Mr. Edward Spencer. Born May 8th. 1799.
Mr. Edward Spencer. Born May 8th. 1799. Who accompanied Mr. Charles Green, in that fatal Parachute experiment of Mr. Robert Cocking's July 24th. 1837, from Vauxhall Gardens.__ And has made Twenty seven ascents with Mr. Green, up to this date, August 24th. 1839.
G. P. Harding F.S.A. del et fecit. Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published Aug 31st. 1839, by G.P. Harding, 69, Hercules Buildings, Lambeth.
Lithograph, printed area 180 x 115mm. White marks on Spencer's coat.
Robert Cocking, aged 61 at the time, was killed on July 24th 1837, although Spencer and Green survived.
for the ascent with Cocking see ref. 12657
[Ref: 8194]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. Edward Spencer. Born May 8th. 1799.
Mr. Edward Spencer. Born May 8th. 1799. Who accompanied Mr. Charles Green, in that fatal Parachute experiment of Mr. Robert Cocking's July 24th. 1837, from Vauxhall Gardens.__ And has made Twenty seven ascents with Mr. Green, up to this date, August 24th. 1839. [Facsimilie signature.]
G. P. Harding F.S.A. del et fecit. Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published Aug 31st. 1839, by G.P. Harding, 69, Hercules Buildings, Lambeth.
Lithograph, on india. Sheet: 280 x 370mm, (11 x 14½") large margins.
A portrait of Edward Spencer (1799-1849) a balloonist who with his partner Charles Green (1785-1870) regularly ascended a balloon above Vauxhall Gardens, however, on July 24th 1837 they carried aloft a parachute designed by Richard Cocking (1776-1837) which was unfortunately poorly designed and too heavy so broke and Cocking was killed on impact. The balloon and parachute are depicted in the sky behind Spencer.
[Ref: 40113]   £240.00  
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Gazette Extraordinary!!!
Gazette Extraordinary!!! Joint Stocks, Railway, Steam, Mining, And Aerial Arcana. 1837.
Standidge & Lemon, Litho, 77 Cornhill.
Sold, by J. Knight, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill.
Lithograph, sheet 315 x 380mm. Reinforced centre fold.
A satire on the multifarious innovations and inventions taking place around the year 1837. This must have seemed an age of almost limitless technological possibilties. In 1836 Charles Green made a record balloon journey of about five hundred miles from Vauxhall Gardens in London to Weilburg in Germany. Hence the reference to a 'Steam Balloon to the Comet and back' on the sign held by a boy in the foreground - Halley's Comet was observed that year. Image lettered with speech bubbles.
[Ref: 7585]   £220.00  
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