New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1873. Four parts bound in two volumes. xi,,504; viii,-1068pp. Large octavo. Handsomely bound in full contemporary dark brown morocco, raised bands, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endsheets and edges. Illustrated with 422 wood-engravings and two colored plates. Minor rubbing at tips, bookplates, otherwise a fine set. Corrected US printing of the first volume, first printing of the second volume, of the first translation into English by J. D. Everett published in the UK in 1873. A footnote at the end of the translator's preface indicates that the table of contents was extended in this impression and some corrections made. Deschanel's text was one of the most widely used general texts on physics, chemistry, optics, electricity and other applied sciences of the latter half of the 19th century. The illustrative material is a rich trove of images of apparatus of the time. A very attractive set, with the bookplate in each volume of Louise Endicott, née Thoron. (Inventory #: WRCLIT77576)
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