Title: Library of Useful Knowledge
Publisher: Baldwin and Cradock, London
Binding: Half-Leather Marbled Boards
Book Condition: Very Good
5 volumes including: Natural Philosophy Volume 1, published in1829 on Objects, Advantages & Pleasures of Science, Mechanica, Hydrotatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Heat, Optics, Double Refraction & Polarisation of Light, with an Explanation of Scientific Terms and an Index, & Natural Philosophy Volume 2, published in 1832 on Popular Introductions to Natural Philosophy, Newton's Optics, Descriptions of Optical Instruments, Thermometer and Pyrometer, Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, Electro-Magnetism with an Explanation of Scientific Terms. Next Volume - History of the Church, From the Earliest Ages To the Reformation, Volume the First, published in 1831, includes an introduction by George Waddington of Trinity College in Cambridge and details the history of the church in 3 Parts from the time of the Apostles, through Constantine the Great and the Life of Gregory V11 in 299 pp, and Part 4 - From the Death of Gregory VII, to that of Boniface VIII (through pp 479), including Chapters on The Residence of the Popes at Avignon, The Grand Schism of the Roman Catholic Church, Attempts of the Roman Catholic Church at Self-Reformation, History of Hussites, History of the Church after its Separation from the Latin, History of the Popes from Nicholas V to Leo X and Last, the Preliminaries of the Reformation.This book is not illustrated. Next volume - Animal Mechanics or Proofs of Design in the Animal Frame in, also includes Part II Showing the Application of the Living Forces, Animal Physiology in a total of 128 pp, Vegetable Physiology (or Phytology) - Treatise First - Anatomy of the Conservative Organs of Plants in VII chapters,and 32pp, and Physical Geography in 64 pp.Profusely illustrated with black and white woodcuts throughout. Next Volume - Biography of Eminent Men including Mahomet (Mohammed) in 32pp, the Life of William Caxton with an Account of the Invention of Printing, and of the Modes and Materials Used for Transmitting Knowledge Before that Took Place in 32pp, Cardinal Wolsey in 49pp, The Life of Michael Angelo Buonaroti in 32 pp., Sir Edward Coke in 32 pp., The Life of Galileo with Illustration of the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy in 106pp, Life of Kepler in 54 pp, with a list of his published works, Admiral Blake in 24 pp. Sir Christopher Wren with Some General Remarks on the Origin and Progress of Architecture, Life of Sir Isaac Newton which is substantially a translation from that in the "Biographie Universelle" by M. Biot including a list of the editionjs of Newton's Works in 40pp., The Life of Dr. Adam Smith in 32 pp, and The Life of Carsten Niebuhr in 32pp. Contains some B/W illustrations throghtout. All gilt labels on spines are present and in excellent condition. Some foxing on the endpapers and through some of the text, edges gently scuffed, but in general these five volumes are tightly bound and show very little wear given their extreme age. Bookseller Inventory # 00159
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