Paris: Victor Masson et Fils, 1870.
First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. Item #042719
4 volumes bound in uniform half calf over watered silk, surface scratches to boards, wear at edges and rubbing to spines, but bindings generally sound. Comprising all of 1870, 871, 1872 and 1873.
1870: 516pp; 5400pp; 482pp with 3 folding plates.
1871: 512pp; 480pp; 446pp with 4 folding plates (missing 1 from final tome)
1872: 576pp; 576pp; 583pp with 5 folding plates
1873: 580pp; 575pp; 576pp with 9 plates.
Occasional light dampstaining to page and plates edges, a few plates with some discoloration; generally clean internally. Including Achille Cazin's work on gases, Janssen's study of the 1871 eclipse (with plate), Boussingault microscopic study of milk and butter (with a detailed plate), a dramatic plate of studies of a tin molecule, and a great deal more. An invaluable record of an interesting time for science. Size: Octavo (8vo). 4-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 042719.