8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 667pp. Illustrated text. Each section has references. Subject index. Names index. List of contribitors. In tan cloth with blue and black spine labels; gilt lettering. Printed dust jacket (corner clipped, with chipping at spine and corners, and spine evenly tanned). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Beginnings of Modern Science, from 1450 ...
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc
Publication Date: 1964
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First American Edition.
Book Description Thames & Hudson, London, 1964. Cloth. Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. (665pp). Illustrated with 55 b/w plates and 36 figures. Cancelled ex-library stock. Endpapers marked, fore-edge lightly foxed, else excellent unused copy Size: Thick Royal Octavo. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 045374
Book Description Thames & Hudson, London, 1964. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 55 b/w Plates & 36 Figures (illustrator). First UK Edition. Dust jacket complete, unclipped in clear protective sleeve. Original cloth with bright gilt titling and decoration, bump corner. No ownership inscription. Edited and a Preface by Rene Taton. Translated by A J Pomerans. 55 b/w plates & 36 figures. Couple of spots on page tips. xx, 665 pages clean and tight. For the compilation of this monumental volume Professor Taton has secured the services of 25 distinguished scientists, each with special qualifications for writing the history of his subject from the Renaissance to the beginning of the 19th Century. As in the companion volume on Ancient and Pvledieval Science, the authors cover all the countries which contributed notably to human knowledge during their periods. In addition to the many references to Oriental and American science in Parts i to iii, which deal chiefly with progress in Europe, Part iv is devoted entirely to science outside Europe. The whole field of science is covered, the subjects being grouped conveniently together as the exact sciences, including mathematics, astronomy and physics, and the descriptive sciences of geology, chemistry and the various departments of biology. Part i covers this programme to the end of the 16th century, Part ii deals with the i7th century and Part in with the 18th century. Each Part is introduced by a general survey and philosophical assessment of its period. This is not merely the story of the great scientific achievements of the age, but it shows also, in detail, how a vast body of knowledge was gradually built up by the painstaking labours of men whose names are today often associated with single discoveries. More than 2,000 scientists are referred to by name. Size: Lge 8vo. Seller Inventory # 127125
Book Description Basic Books, New York. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First English Language. Two-volume Set; Vols. I and II are sold together as a set. These pristine books smell slightly of mothballs or cedar, which is not unpleasant. There are no signs of prior use and only very mild age-toning to the text. The jackets are neither chipped nor torn, but do exhibit fading and some mild wear at the tops and bottoms of the spines. They are now protected by mylar Brodart covers. Surcharge on international shipping, due to size and weight. Seller Inventory # 22858
Book Description New York: Basic Books Inc., (1964/1965/1966). First U.S. edition. Three volumes of a four-volume set. Previous owner's name to the front free endpapers of all volumes, and a bump to the lower corner tip of the rear cover of Volume IV, else all are near fine copies; Volume II, no dust jacket; Volume III and IV in dust jackets with minor rubbing and wear. Volumes II, III, and IV of four volume set. Essays about every aspect of science, edited by the Director of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris. 1928 pages, 238 b&w plates, 89 line illustrations, indexes, bibliographies. Seller Inventory # 3148700
Book Description Basic Books, Inc., New York, 1964. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Vol. 1: 667 pp. Vol. 2: 552 pp. Original brown and white cloth covers w/ gilt title on spine. Corners bumped. Both vols. have previous owner's name stamp on fpde. Vol. 1 has a date stamped on inside dj flap and orange crayon on inside flap and outside front cover of dj. Both dj have wear and tear to edges. Lightly soiled. Illust. w/ b/w photos and figures. Review Copy. Seller Inventory # 9507SC