Light Science for Leisure Hours: A Series of Familiar Essays on Scientific Subjects, Natural ...

Light Science for Leisure Hours: A Series of Familiar Essays on Scientific Subjects, Natural Phenomena, &c. [First Series]

Proctor, Richard A.

Published by Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1891
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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New Edition. x, 314 p.; 20 cm. Contemporary full polished calf; leather label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title. Third compartment has gilt-tooled "First Series"; gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. Gilt-tooled banner on front board with motto "Beati Mundo Corde." Both boards ahve gilt-tooled borders and edges. All page edges marbled; marbled endpapers. A number of the essays in this volume relate to the author's primary field of study, astronomy, but he also writes about the role of coal in industrial development; the tunnel through Mount Cenis, Switzerland; the increasing range of artillery; the influence of marriage on lifespan; and the rowing styles of Oxford and Cambridge oarsmen. In Very Good Condition: rubbed with minor loss at head of spine; front board scraped above lower edge, probably someone removing a former owner's name; loss of gilt on spine from series title and decoration in lower compartments; ding in fore-edge of back board; clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 003292

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Title: Light Science for Leisure Hours: A Series of...

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co, London

Publication Date: 1891

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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