1860 - Antique Nineteenth Century Science Book
STORIES of INVENTORS and DISCOVERERS in SCIENCE and the USEFUL ARTS
by JOHN TIMBS
Published in 1860 by:
Kent and Co. (Late Bouge)
4.5 X 7 Inches - Leather Half Bound Covers - 344 Numbered Pages
Illustrated with Twenty-Five Engravings
Including a Two-Page Engraving of Babbage's
difference engine" or "analytical engine"
Very Good Condition for its Age! 161-Years-Old!
Up for sale is a RARE antique 1860 science book titled: STORIES of INVENTORS
and DISCOVERERS in SCIENCE and the USEFUL ARTS by John Timbs! This book looks
at all types of Scientific Inventions and the men who made the discoveries!
SIXTY-ONE TOPICS are covered in this book! See my photo of the Contents Page
for full details. The publication date MDCCCLX (1860) is found on the title
page. This is a very hard to find FIRST EDITION!
Some of the topics covered are:
THE AIR PUMP AND THE AIR GUN
LIVING UNDER WATER: THE DIVING BELL
NAVIGATION OF THE AIR: ADVENTURES WITH THE BALLOON
THE DISCOVERIES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
INVENTIONS OF PRICE RUPERT
DR. JENNER, AND HIS DISCOVERY OF VACCINATION
THE STARRY GALILEO": INVENTION OF THE TELESCOPE
ISAAC NEWTON MAKES THE FIRST REFLECTING TELESCOPE
DISCOVERY OF THE PLANET NEPTUNE
JAMES WATT AND THE STEAM ENGINE
THOMAS TELFORD AND THE MENAI SUSPENSION BRIDGE
THE FIRST PRACTICAL STEAMBOAT (Shown on Title Page)
THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH
I acquired this book from a private collection of a respected scientist in
Cleveland, Ohio who was an avid collector of antique science and technical
books. There is a receipt inside the book showing he purchased it from a
specialty bookstore for $74.50 in April, 1993. It was gently handled and
treasured down through the years.
CONDITION: This antique book is complete and intact, in very good condition
for its age. The Leather Half Bound covers are in good condition with some
age-expected edge and corner wear. Both covers have a marble finish adjacent to
the leather areas. The inside covers and endpapers have the same marble finish
as the covers. The inside covers are in good condition, with minor cracking and
separation at the front hinge but the board is firmly attached to the binding.
The back hinge is fine. The front inside cover endpaper is loose in the book,
this is the only page loose in the book. The pages are all in very good
condition, tight to the binding. I did not see any foxing on any pages,
including those with illustrations or opposite illustrations. The first blank
page is the only page that has any writing on it; the original owner wrote
notes about the contents of this book. The leather spine is in very good
condition with light shelf wear at the very edges, the gold gilt lettering is
This is an interesting, RARE antique science book that will make for a nice
addition to your collection!
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