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Three pages adhered to a larger backing paper: Left: Printed title page from "An Account of the Firft Arial Voyage in England." Center: Etching of the ascent of the first aerial balloon, showing a sheep, duck, and rooster in the basket of the ascending balloon. A crowd of villagers watches in awe from below. 'Published Novr. 1st. 1783. by L. Fielding, Pater Noster Row. Jno. Lodge sc.' Right: Etching of the same scene shown in the center etching, but in reverse and done in lower quality. Same title as center etching, but does not have the publication information included.
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