Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest; Being an Attempt to Illustrate the First Principles of Natural Philosophy By the Aid of Popular Toys and Sports

PARIS, John Ayrton

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From the introduction: "Tell me, gentle Reader, whether thou hast not heard of the box of Pandora, which was no sooner opened by the unhappy Epimethus, than it gave flight to a troop of malevolent spirits, which have ever since tormented the human race--BEHOLD!-I here present you with a magic casket, containing a GENIUS alone capable of counteracting their direful spells".

Publication Info

  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1842
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xvii, 485 p. 18 cmcloth hardcover binding with blind impressing on boards and gold lettering. Features a number of drawings and diagrams throughout the text. Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper for "John Talbot Powell." Claret-coloured now faded and worn iwth significant discolouration. Hinges cracking, corners worn, tears to spine ends. Pages clean. Text unmarked.

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