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

INVENTORY #1849

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

Details

  • 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." Significant discolouration to cloth. Hinges cracking, corners worn, tears to spine ends. Pages clean.

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