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Fanciful Essays, A Flight Upon Flying

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000429


  • Creation: 1842


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 19

Physical Description



8 pages; 23.4 x 15.0 cm

General Note

Essay by Martin Farquhar Tupper published in Ainsworth's Magazine about the romance of flight. Contains references to multiple characters from myth, fiction, and historical aeronauts. illustration by Cruikshank.

Repository Details

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

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