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A Treatise upon Aerostation

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000370


  • 1831


Conditions Governing Use

Access to the Theodore Newton Vail Collection of Aeronautical Images, Broadsides and Clippings is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 17

Physical Description

Book - Portfolio w/ plates


26 pages; 13.2 x 20.8 cm

General Note

An illustrated treatise by Thomas Walker explaining the natural principles of bird flight and how to make a “flying car with wings, in which a man may sit...and soar through the air with great facility.” First printed in 1810 as "A treatise upon the art of flying ...".

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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