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Title: The Life, Times, and Scientific Labours of the 2nd Marquis of Worcester. To which is added, a reprint of his century of inventions, 1663, with a commentary thereon, ...
Description: London, Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, 1865. W. steel engr. front. (by Cochran, depicting the Marquis of Worcester, his wife and daughter), a steelengr. portr., some (fold.) plates and 1 fold. table and numer. textills. Original publ. cloth, inner hinges strengthened, spine somewhat faded. (XXIV, 624, I (errata), I (blank) pp. (Some pencilnotes and underlinings.; presentation in ink on first page of dedication.). Wolf, Hist. of science 16th and 17th c., vol. II, i.l.c.: 'An elaborate but not quite succesful atempt to justify Worcester's proceedings in Ireland and to establish his claim as the founder of the steam engine' (A.F. Pollard).: Dickinson, short hist. steam enigine, p. 13 - 16, The first part of the book discussing the life and times of the 2nd Marquis of Worcester. The second part a 'verbatim reprint' with introduction and commentary by Dircks of Edward Somerset's "The Century of Inventions" written in 1655 and first published in 1663 under the title "A Century of the Names and Scantlings of such inventions, as at present I can call to mind to have tried and perfected, ..." (London, Grismond, 1663).

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Price: EUR 170.00 = appr. US$ 184.76 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 560