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Great item on Jean-Pierre Blanchard the balloonist...
Item # 645636
July 25, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1795 The ftpg. begins with an ad for: "Mr. Blanchard's 46th Ascension" for raising funds for: "...a magnificent ascension to the clouds by the Aeronaut Blanchard..." with considerable detail including: "Description of the Operations". Jean-Pierre Blanchard was an early pioneer in balloon flights (see the web for more on hin).
Half of the ftpg. is on: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted" being the controversial Jay Treaty.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's