A treatise on the śropleustic art, or Navigation in the air: by means of kites, or buoyant sails: with a description of the charvolant, or kite carriage. And containing numerous most amusing and interesting anecdotes connected with several extraordinary excursions both by sea and land. With characteristic illustrations, drawn on stone (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Brown, and Co., 1851 - Kites - 54 pages
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