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27.

Midon, F. ,

THE HISTORY OF THE RISE AND FALL OF MASANIELLO,

THE FISHERMAN OF NAPLES,

CONTAINING AN EXACT AND IMPARTIAL

RELATION OF THE TUMULTS AND POPULAR

INSURRECTIONS,

THAT HAPPENED IN THAT KINGDOM, (IN THE

YEAR 1647.)

ON ACCOUNT OF THE TAX UPON FRUITS.

London, C. Davis; T. Green, 1729. First edition. 8vo.

(2),xi,226,(2)pp.

Contemporary paneled calf boards,

frontispiece portrait of Mansaniello. Final advertisement

leaf is present.

Nicely rebacked in calf with gilt lines on the spine; red

leather lettering piece, gilt. Corners lightly worn else a

very good copy.

Interesting history of the fisherman who started a series of

riots to protest a tax on fruit. Auber's opera

La Muette de

Portic

i was based on this title.

ESTCT125465.

$350

20010

26.

MacSweeny, Joseph,

AN ESSAY ON AERIAL NAVIGATION,

POINTING OUT MODES OF DIRECTING BALLOONS

Cork, George Purcell, 1844. Second edition. 12mo. (vi),(2),122pp. Three woodcut

plates. Half blue morocco, gilt spine title, blue cloth sides. T.e.g. Original pink

printed wrappers bound in (a little soiled).

An interesting expanded essay from the 40 page first edition of 1824, on how to

steer a balloon (including perhaps tethered falcons!) There is also a discussion on

the design and use of parachutes.

Cloth on upper board is rubbed else this is a fine copy.

$1500

19216