Title Popular Scientific Recreations in Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, etc.
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾ - 12
Publisher Chicago Continental Publishing 1885
Seller ID 000165
Full title: Popular Scientific Recreations in Natural Philosophy, Astronomy, Geology, Chemistry, etc. Translated and enlarged from 'Les Recreations Scientifiques' of Gaston Tissandier (editor of 'La Nature'). Chicago: Continental Publishing, 1885. Presumed First thus, no other dates listed. Tan calf leather bound hardcover with four raised bands on spine, gilt decorations and a deep red gilt title block within a spine band. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Measures 7" x 10" tall. 781 pp. with full index in back, and contents pages in front. Hundreds of detailed illustrations throughout text. Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: Corners, edges and head / tail of spine bumped and rubbed. Head and tail of spine chipped. Front cover to page viii detached. Rear gutter leather cracked, but tightly attached. Outer spine gilt title very bright and readable. Internally clean and tight binding - very bright text and illustrations. No pages removed. Not ex-library.