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Early ballooning...



Item # 670362 THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1784 

* Early ballooning
* Montgolfier brothers


Inside contains a full page article with heading: "Success of a Journey by Way of Experiment in a Balloon" which happened at France (see), and this is followed by another article which begins: "No sooner was the extraordinary discovery of M. Montgolfier known here about a month ago than a similar experiment was attempted..." with details (see).
Also in this issue are: "New  Biographical Anecdotes of the Celebrated Voltaire" "Historical Description of Guy's Hospital" "Handel's Jubilee, History of, Continued" and lengthy: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament". Near the back are a few brief item under: "Advices From America" (see).
Complete in 80 pages, 5 by 8 inches, with a full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition.
This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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