London: John Churchill and Sons, 1867. B&W diagrams. Sixth Edition, and Third Amended and Greatly Enlarged. Half leather and marbled boards. 16mo (6 5/8" x 4 1/2"), dark green half leather with 5 raised hubs and marbled boards, profusely illustrated with in-text B&W diagrams and tables, all fore-edges of pages colored (gauffered) by publisher as dust protection, xxxii + 851 pages. Very Good / None. Item #2037
A clear and compedius survey in Brooke's final amended and expanded 1867 edition--an 1860 edition being the first. Often reprinted in paper; VERY SCARCE in the original, as here.
An Excellent overview of mid-19th century physical sciences with sections on such topics as: the properties of matter; statics; principles of machines & principles of mechanism; dynamics; hydrostatics & hydrodynamics; pneumatics; accoustics; magnetism; "Franklinic Electricity" & "Voltaic Electricity," Electro-dynamics; Thermo-Electricity; Light of various types including polarized; photography (and stereoscopes); thermics and radiant heat.
Nicely Ex Library with Science Award and Bookplate of previous owner on front pastedown; embossed blind stamp on title of title page.
Solid copy with all pages clean and illustrations bright and unfoxed. Some rubbing to extremities of leather and marbled boards.