The Applications of Physical Forces. Translated from the French by Mrs. Norman Lockyer and edited with Additions and Notes, by J. Norman Lockyer, F.R.S.
by GUILLEMIN, Amedee.
London:: Macmillan, 1877., 1877. 8vo. xxxvii, , 741,  pp. 4 chromolithographic plates, 22 full-page plates, 467 figs. Original blue blind- and gilt-stamped cloth, top edge gilt; rebacked with original spine preserved, new endleaves, rubbed, corners showing. Very good. A beautifully illustrated survey of topics related to physical science, from photolithography, to "Ancient Methods of Warming", to the steam engine, hot air balloons, magnetism and electricity (electric motors, electric horology, etc.), heat (study of), music, photography, sound, telescopes, microscopy, telegraphy, etc. The chromo-lithographed plates are remarkable, including one that shows "The steam fire-engine at work". The frontispiece is a depiction of gems and crystallography with using the microscope, also showing in color observations of animal and vegetable as an object for the microscope. An indispensable primer on popular science in the middle-to-late 19th century.
(Inventory #: SW1097)
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