Public & Private Science, the King George III Collection.

By: MORTON, Alan Q.; Jane A. WESS.

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4to. ix, 710 pp. Illus., including color, index. Gilt-stamped and blind stamped brown cloth, slip case. Burndy bookplate. Fine copy. ISBN: 0198563922 Sumptuous book! The King George III collection is a unique assembly of scientific instruments scheduled for display in a specially commissioned gallery at the Science Museum, London. This lavishly illustrated book comprises the catalog of that remarkable collection. It describes the context in which these pieces of equipment were commissioned (many by the monarch himself), made, and used – providing a fascinating perspective on scientific life in eighteenth century London. The book gives details of the various craftsmen who made instruments for popular scientific demonstrations, and links the spread of scientific knowledge to the broader cultural developments of the period. -Googlebooks

Title: Public & Private Science, the King George III Collection.

Author Name: MORTON, Alan Q.; Jane A. WESS.

Categories: Scientific Instruments,

Publisher: (New York):, Oxford University Press, 1993.: 1993

ISBN Number: 0198563922

ISBN Number 13: 9780198563921

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: BL3509

Keywords: Scientific Instruments