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A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins

By John Beckmann

1846

Henry G. Bohn : London

7" by 4.5"

xxiii, 518pp; xii, 548pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A fourth edition copy of 'A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins', complete in two volumes.

Translated from the original german by William Johnston, revised and edited by William Francis and J. W. Griffith. Johann Beckmann, or 'John Beckmann' as he is cited within this text, was a German scientific author who notably coined the word 'Technology', to mean 'the science of trades'. He was the first man to teach technology and write about it as an academic subject. Featuring a prior owner's tipped in bookplate to the front pastedown of both volumes. Each volume contains a portrait frontispiece, of John Beckmann to volume I, and James Watts to volume II. In a lovely half calf binding with gilt embellishment to the spines, and marbled boards and text blocks.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with marbled paper boards and text block, Externally generally smart. Slightly rubbed to extremities, head and tail of spine and joints. Slight rubbing to gilt embellishment to tail of spine, volume II. Small patch of rubbing to upper spine label, volume I. Hinges split but firm to volume II. Sections of offsetting to fore edge of endpapers. Prior owner's bookplate tipped to front pastedown, slightly offset to facing page. Institutional library stamp to front pastedowns. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout. Light spotting only to first few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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