Collection of 43 engraved plates by Benjamin Martin: optics, astronomy, horology, magnetism (circa 1750)

Collection of 43 engraved plates by Benjamin Martin: optics, astronomy, horology, magnetism (circa 1750)

Stock Number: 004

£100

A large collection of finely engraved plates from a work by Benjamin Martin, showing a wide range of subjects, amongst them the air pump, a hydrostatic balance, planetary systems, diving apparatus, optics, clockwork mechanisms, and a Newcomen engine.

Dimensions

Most 225 x 195; some 305 x 255 mm

Circa

1750

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Surveying Instruments & Mining, Bookshop, Scientific Books, Early Technology, Timekeeping Books, Physics & Chemistry, Scales Weights & Measures

Description

Condition: good but see photographs; the paper is thin so there is occasional damage/wear along the folds; generally clean and free from spotting.

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GB Octavo Books

Small online bookstore specializing in the history of science, trading on ABEbooks since 2006: http://www.abebooks.co.uk/octavo-books-cambridge/50628664/sf

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