Laboratory Apparatus and Chemicals; for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture, General Science...Catalog No. 29
San Francisco: Braun-Knecht-Heimann-Co. 1929. Hardcover. Quarto size, 552 pp. Very good +. Item #CNFBV133
Issued by the Braun-Knecht-Heimann-Co. of San Francisco, and The Braun Corporation of Los Angeles, this 1929 catalog offers "supplies as are generally used in school laboratories" as well as "a limited line of agricultural equipment", along with "all instruments and equipment" manufactured by the W.M. Welch Scientific Company. The publishers also endeavored to introduce Historical Notes "in the hope that they may prove of interest and provide accessible biographical material" (n.b., quotes from the Introduction).
The catalog runs to 551 pages and is replete with drawings of various pieces of scientific equipment, the Index beginning with "Absorbent Cotton" and ending with "Zoology Specimens". A fascinating look into the apparatus needed to study the sciences in the first quarter of the 20th century, now almost one hundred years ago in time - but light-years ago in terms of knowledge.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full brown cloth textured to appear as leather, front board with blind embossed lettering, ruled borders and publisher's device, back board with publisher's device only, spine with blind embossed lettering, fore-edge with three notches to easily find the indivual sections: "General", "Chemical", and "Index", brown endpapers, verso of title page a half-tone reproduction of a photograph of the manufacturer's "Offices and Warehouse / San Francisco, Cal.", this followed by the Table of Contents; quarto size (10 7/8" by 7 7/8"), pagination: [1-2] 3-551 [1, publisher's device].
___CONDITION: A solid very good copy, the binding with some overall wear, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and other than a stamped number on the title page free of prior owner markings; the aforementioned overall wear most noticeable at the joints, head and tail of the spine, and a couple of small spots of soil on the fore-edge of the text block.
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