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
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advance advantage adventures aloft amusement angle application attached bivouac boat brace brace-line breeze brisk Bristol bugle Buoyant Sails canvas carriage cerned charioteer Charvolant Chippenham chronometer considerable cordage course coursers dashed delightful deserts draught power draught-power draw drawn by kites EALING earth effect elevated equipage Eropleustic escalade excursions expeditions experiments fastened floating frequently furled gale glided Globe hauled height horses instantly invention inventor JEROPLEUSTICS Kite's surface land larboard length light manoeuvring mariner Marlborough Middlesex miles an hour mode of travelling navigated never night novel numerous occasion pace PATENT KITE periodical winds Pilot Playmate pleasure portable power of traction present progress purpose rapid rate of twenty repast road safely scudding serial steeds shipwreck shore signal sixteen miles sledges soaring soon speed spread strength swiftly tackle tion traverse trees trial twelve feet twenty miles veered vehicle vessel volant wheels whole party wing yacht