Hastings-on-Hudson, NY [and] Dracut, MA: Tesseract [and] The Antiquarian Scientist, 1986-2002. Wraps. Volumes I through 16 (published in fifty-six issues); November, 1986 (Vol. I, Issue 1) – December, 2002 (Vol. 16, Issue 56). Octavo size, approx. 4350 pp. total. Fine. Item #CNFBV131
A continuous run of the first sixteen volumes (published in fifty-six issues) of this highly-regarded periodical which explores "the increase and diffusion of knowledge about scientific instruments made and/or sold in the United States, among collectors of scientific instruments. The areas covered...include[d] mathematical, optical, philosophical and early electrical apparatus, sundials and globes" (n.b., from the title page of Vol. 1, No. 1). Edited by Deborah Jean Warner (b. 1941), a historian and former curator with both the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution and the Division of Medicine and Science at the National Museum of American History, Harvard University.
"Rittenhouse" would eventually grow to twenty-three volumes (in seventy issues), the final issue being published in 2009. "After 23 years of continous publication, with a total of 70 issues, the journal ended as a print publication. It continued as on-line eRittenhouse for several years..." (n.b., from the web site of Tesseract).
___DESCRIPTION: Each issue in original light cardstock wraps with stapled binding, many issues filled with reproductions of black-and-white photographs, drawings, charts, etc. All issues octavo size (9" by 6"), pagination varies between 28 pp. (excluding both sides of the wraps) for Vol. 1, No. 1 and 128 pp. for Vol. 16, No. 2.
___CONDITION: Each issue fine overall, with clean wraps, straight corners, the stapled bindings strong, the interiors clean and bright, with the set entirely free of prior owner markings; some light dustiness to occasional edge, a few extremely light areas of edgewear, overall a fine set.
___POSTAGE: Please note that collectively these fifty-six issues are unusually heave and additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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