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The Cabinet Cyclopaedia

£39.99

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The Cabinet Cyclopaedia - Revd. Dionysius Lardner.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, of Paternoster Row; and John Taylor, of Upper Gower Street. First edition, 1831
Printer by Spottiswoode, New Street Square. pp 372 plus pompous 12 page gazette of other Longman titles.

Boards are of strong, now faded maroon. Very good edges but top right corned has been worn away to 5mm. Spine is sunned, and the top 20 cms of the fabric covering is free of the binding but remains with book. Title panel in white: Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia. Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy. By J.F.W. Herschel M.A.

Pastedown bookplate of Turvey's Bookshop of Retford. Second glued in bookplate with monogram.
Fine frontispiece engraving of Francis Bacon; this page alone is foxed like the pattern on a leopard - very unusual.
All pages tanned. The book has at some time become damp and then dried out to turn rather crispy towards the rear.
Deckled edges, very rough.

The book was published around the time that Dalton developed his theory of atomic structure. Herschel wrote this book which was included in Lardner's cyclopaedia. There is of course no mention of the elements or the periodic table; just pontification by a famous scientist of the day.

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Author(s):
Lardner, Revd. Dionysius
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
372
Publisher:
Longman
Title:
The Cabinet Cyclopaedia

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The Cabinet Cyclopaedia - Revd. Dionysius Lardner.
London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, of Paternoster Row; and John Taylor, of Upper Gower Street. First edition, 1831
Printer by Spottiswoode, New Street Square. pp 372 plus pompous 12 page gazette of other Longman titles.

Boards are of strong, now faded maroon. Very good edges but top right corned has been worn away to 5mm. Spine is sunned, and the top 20 cms of the fabric covering is free of the binding but remains with book. Title panel in white: Dr. Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopaedia. Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy. By J.F.W. Herschel M.A.

Pastedown bookplate of Turvey's Bookshop of Retford. Second glued in bookplate with monogram.
Fine frontispiece engraving of Francis Bacon; this page alone is foxed like the pattern on a leopard - very unusual.
All pages tanned. The book has at some time become damp and then dried out to turn rather crispy towards the rear.
Deckled edges, very rough.

The book was published around the time that Dalton developed his theory of atomic structure. Herschel wrote this book which was included in Lardner's cyclopaedia. There is of course no mention of the elements or the periodic table; just pontification by a famous scientist of the day.

Author(s):
Lardner, Revd. Dionysius
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
372
Publisher:
Longman
Title:
The Cabinet Cyclopaedia

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