London: Groombridge and Sons, 1862; 1864; 1865; 1865. 4 vols. 8vo. Frontispieces in colour, 44 plates (mostly coloured, tinted, and silver), numerous text woodcuts and indexes. Contemporary violet cloth with gilt-ornamented spines, Volume VII bound in darker half-calf over textured cloth; extremities worn. Item #3144
This popular Victorian journal of science and technology contains many significant papers on the newest inventions and discoveries. There is not a subject untouched and articles by numerous great names in the history of science and thought are included, such as Webb and Herschel on astronomy, Whipple on meteorology, Cobbold on comparative anatomy, and Tegetmeier, Woodward, Couch, Gosse and Pritchard on various subjects in natural history. The journal was continually published through 1871, but it is very rare to find a complete collection.