London: Oxford University Press, 1954. Hardcover. Five volumes (complete), octavo size, approx. 4000 total pp. Near Fine. Item #SB2231
This five-volume set comprises a history of the development of technology beginning with ancient civilisations, throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance in Europe, up to the late nineteenth century; British historians of science Charles Singer (1876-1960), Eric John Holmyard (1891-1959), and Alfred Rupert Hall (1920-2009) edit these volumes into a cohesive timeline of technological and scientific invention.
___DESCRIPTION: Full blue cloth, gilt decorations and lettering on the spine, colour frontispiece in each volume of different works of art, black-and-white illustrations and maps throughout all volumes, all volumes with a section of black-and-white plates at the back of the book; octavo size (9.75" by 7.5"), each volume approximately 800 pp.
___CONDITION: A near fine set, with clean boards, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; all volumes with light rubbing to the head and tails of the spines, the corners, and the edges of the boards, some corners very gently bumped, and a few spots of rubbing to the front and rear boards of all volumes. Lacking the dust jackets.
___POSTAGE: Please note that this is a large and heavy set, and therefore additional postage may apply; please inquire for details.
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