Pre 20th Century

Books published earlier than 1900


Conversations on Natural Philosophy

Conversations on Natural Philosophy

( in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained and adapted to the comprehension of young persons )
Illustrated with plates.  Original green blind-stamped cover with gold lettering on spine. One of the earliest well-known books popularising Natural...

By: Marcet, Mrs Jane

£40.00

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Elements of Physics or Natural Philosophy

Elements of Physics or Natural Philosophy

( Written for General Use, in Non-Technical Language )
  Arnott's textbook is a gem of descriptive physics that was in print for over half a century and is still worth reading.  He has substantial...

By: Arnott, Neil

£45.00

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Faraday as a Discoverer

Faraday as a Discoverer

Famous description of Faraday at work by his successor in the Royal Institution.  Engravings of Faraday in frontispiece and within volume.  Original...

By: Tyndall, John

£35.00

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James Nasmyth Engineer: An Autobiography

James Nasmyth Engineer: An Autobiography

With a portrait by George Reid, R.S.A., etched by Paul Rajon, and numerous illustrations.  A sympathetic account of a gifted individual who was one...

By: Nasmyth, James; Smiles LL.D. (Editor), Samuel

£21.00

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La Révolution Chimique; Lavoisier;

La Révolution Chimique; Lavoisier;

( Ouvrage suivi de notices et extraits des registres inédits de laboratoire de Lavoisier )
From the series: Bibliotheque Scientifique Internationale.  Frontispiece showing Lavoisier and Madame Lavoisier in his laboratory. Large embossed...

By: Berthelot, Marcellin Pierre Eugène

£125.00

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Lives of the Engineers: Early Engineering

Lives of the Engineers: Early Engineering

( Vermuyden-Myddelton-Perry-James Brindley )
First in the most famous set of 19th century engineering biographies.  Illustrated by engravings and woodcuts.  Gold embossed design on maroon cover.

By: Smiles, Samuel

£25.00

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Lives of the Engineers: Harbours-Lighthouses-Bridges

Lives of the Engineers: Harbours-Lighthouses-Bridges

( Smeaton and Rennie )
Second volume in a series. Illustrated with engravings and woodcuts. In three sections: Introductory Chapters, Life of John Smeaton, Life of John...

By: Smiles, Samuel

£25.00

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Philosophy in Sport made Science in Earnest

Philosophy in Sport made Science in Earnest

( Being an attempt to implant in the young mind the first principles of natural philosophy by the aid of the popular toys and sports of youth. )
Charming book that ran to at least 7 editions in the author's lifetime, introducing children to natural philosophy through story, characterisation...

By: Paris, J.A.

£30.00

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Sammlung von Formeln der Reinen and Angewandten Mathematik

Sammlung von Formeln der Reinen and Angewandten Mathematik

Wide ranging reference work (over 1000 pages) of mathematical formulae in the fields of analysis, algebra, trigonometry, theory of functions,...

By: Laska, Dr W.

£20.00

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