PENNINGTON, John H. Aerostation, or steam aerial navigation

Baltimore, Entered according to Act of Congress . . . in the Clerks Office of the District Court of Maryland, 1838.


FIRST EDITION. Octavo, eight pages plus a lithographic plate, rather frayed and worn at fore-edges, library and ink accession numbers. Early paper wrappers, torn and frayed, modern morocco bound encasement. Stamps of Franklin Institute Library, Pennsylvania.

Rare. Pennington, a Baltimore inventor, proposed and patented an immense disc 375 feet in length, powered by paddle-wheels.

Kress C4699 (photocopy only). Photocopy only in BL. OCLC WorldCat gives one copy at the Senate House of the University of London, which appears to be the only copy in public collections in Britain. WorldCat lists a number of copies in Germany and the US, Canada, Australia and only one in Switzerland and New Zealand.