- Museum number
Folder with seven prints relating to hot air balloons; newspaper cuttings and admission tickets.  indicates handwritten notes:
C,2.29: Newspaper cutting from 'Reading Mercury' (June 14, 1784); verse on the recent ballooning attempt by Montgolfier brothers.
C,2.31: Ticket to see Jean Pierre Blanchard ascend in 1784; decorated with balloon ascending through clouds; on recto, stamped letter 'B'; 'SUC ITUR AD ASTRA / Experiences du Vaisseau volant / de Mr Blanchard le 2 [2 May] 1784 / Deny fecit / Avec privilege du Roy / Basset fils / Deny fecit'
C,2.32: Admission ticket in coloured border; 'Figure Aeroltatique / Premiere Place / I PLACE' 
C,2.33: Newspaper cutting from 'M.C.' (March 20th, 1785); account of the ascent of Count Zambeccari.
C,2.34 : Ticket to see Jean Pierre Blanchard as above; 1784
Engraving, printed in colour ink
C,2.35: Ticket to see Jean Pierre Blanchard as above, in English; 'SIC ITUR AD ASTRA / [Half] Guinea Ticket to Admit One Person to / the 4th Aerial Voyage of / Mr Blanchards Air Balloon & Flying / Boat in which 2 Gentlemen will / Ascend / 1784'
Engraving, printed in orange-brown ink
C,2.36: Ticket to see Jean Pierre Blanchard as C,2.31,
- Production date
- 1784-1787 (circa)
Height: 160 millimetres (largest)
Height: 75 millimetres (smallest)
Width: 204 millimetres
Width: 69 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Kept in original folder with C,2.37-64 marked: 'Balloons &c'
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Reading Mercury
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number