Aerostation, or Steam Aerial Navigation

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PENNINGTON, John H: Aerostation, or steam aerial navigation. Baltimore, Entered according to Act of Congress . . . in the Clerks Office of the District Court of Maryland. 1838.

Octavo, eight pages plus a lithographic plate, rather frayed and worn at fore-edges, library and ink accession numbers. Early paper wrappers, torn and frayed, modern morocco bound encasement. Stamps of Franklin Institute Library, Pennsylvania.

FIRST EDITION — of extreme rarity. Pennington a Baltimore inventor, proposed and patented an immense disc 375 feet in length, powered by paddle-wheels.

Kress C4699 (photocopy only). Photocopy only in BL. OCLC WorldCat gives 5 copies only in US (Smithsonian, University of Chicago, Boston Athenaeum, Buffalo and Erie Community Public Library, Western Reserve Historial Society Library).