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Very early hot air balloon flight by Montgolfier...

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December 16, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 16, 1783  The back page has a brief report concerning Montgolfier, the famous not air balloonist: "M. Montgolfier writes from Lyons as follows: 'I am on the point of finishing my work. I hope to see ou in Paris in a few days, if the wind be favourable for us, as I am preparing to be conveyed to you with five friends. I flatter myself with having the honour of making the first voyage of a great length."
A notable report on the history of the hot air balloon.
Eight pages, never b0und nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

Category: British