Scientific Instruments of the 17th & 18th Centuries and Their Makers
by Daumas, Maurice ; Holbrook, Dr. Mary (translator)
London: Portman Books, 1989. Later printing. Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. Later printing. , 361 pages. Publisher's green boards. A touch of rubbing to the green and yellow printed dust jacket. Sticker mark on front flyleaf. Bright and clean internally. Boards. 151 photographs and line drawings of instruments and their makers including a section of 142 glossy black and white photographs in the center.An English translation of the 1953 classic French work published titled "Les Instruments Scientifques aux xvii et xviii siecles". A scholarly work with three major segments: Instrument making Industry in the Seventeenth Century, Contributory Factors in the Evolution of the Instrument-Making Industry, and The Instrument-Making Industry in the Eighteenth Century. Dumas is Principal of the Musee Conservatoire Nationale. (Inventory #: 24717)
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