Philadelphia: Franklin Institute, 1872. 4to. 433, vii pp. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated with plates (many folding), text illustrations, drawings, graphics, photographs, and full page color illustrations. Half calf over cloth boards. Item #14392
First edition of this fascinating journal describing and illustrating some of the latest inventions and innovations in science and mechanics. The articles include:
Baird on the absorption of gases by water;
Cooke on the chemical theory of the voltaic battery;
Leeds on ventilation;
Owen on terrestrial magnetism;
The awarding of the Rumford Medal to Joseph Harrison for his method of constructing steam boilers;
Other articles describe and illustrate some of the latest inventions in science and mechanics. A fascinating journal.