By R. T. Gunther
London   Dawsons of Pall Mall
8.5" by 6" viii, vi, 407; xv, 408pp.
Volumes I and II of Robert Gunther's set of books on Early Science in Oxford, with numerous plates, folding plates and illustrations.
By R. T. Gunther

1967 Early Science in Oxford Vol. I Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Surveying Vol. II Astronomy

London   Dawsons of Pall Mall
8.5" by 6" viii, vi, 407; xv, 408pp.
Volumes I and II of Robert Gunther's set of books on Early Science in Oxford, with numerous plates, folding plates and illustrations.
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Uncommon

In the publisher's original cloth binding. 51 plates, including frontispieces, and 4 folding plates to Volume I. 77 plates, including frontispiece, and 3 folding plates to Volume II. Numerous illustrations accompanying the text. Collated complete. Between 1923 and 1945, Robert Gunther produced a 14-volume set of books on Early Science in Oxford. These two volumes are the reprints of the first and second of this set. Volume I contains Part I on chemistry, Part II on mathematics, and Part III and IV on physics and surveying. Volume II explores astronomy. Both volumes are primarily concerned with scientific and measuring instruments. Robert Gunther (1869-1940) was a historian of science and a zoologist. Between 1926 and 1930, Gunther founded the Museum of the History of Science in the Old Ashmolean building, with some difficulty: few of his contemporaries shared his passion for historical scientific instruments. The museum's initial collection was based on the scientific instrument collection of his friend Lewis Evans, donated in 1924.

Condition

In publisher's original cloth binding. Externally in excellent condition, with just a couple of marks to the front board of Volume I, and a little bumping to the lower extremities and rear board of Volume II. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean.

Near Fine

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