London:: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1831., 1831. Series: Cabinet Cyclopaedia. 2 works in 1. Sm. 8vo. viii, 353,  pp. Engraved title, 82 + 48 figs., index. Original gilt-stamped half calf with black calf spine label, marbled boards; front joints worn, spine section replaced. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Harrowby. Good. Lardner was an Irish scientist and economist, best known for his 133-volume Cabinet Cyclopaedia. Whilst he edited the complete set, he was also the author of the works on arithmetic, geometry, heat, hydrostatics and pneumatics (this work), mechanics (with Henry Kater), and electricity (with C.V. Walker). He is also remembered for his ill-conceived public arguments with Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859). The respect he garnered for his work earned him acclaim, he is even referenced in Marx's Das Kapital.
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