- Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, 2005.
- thick 8vo.
- xii,428; (iv),429-964 pages.
- ISBN: 1578984319
Price: $125.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 90795
Reprint of the 1921 first edition published by Henry Sotheran in London. With 127 plates containing 247 portraits and facsimiles. With a Subject Index. This catalogue was started in 1906 based on a large collection of books in exact and applied science and was expanded to reach about three hundred pages. It grew as it went, and, by the end of the alphabet, so many more works in allied subjects, as well as other and interesting copies of books already described, had come in, that a Supplement was begun, still more fully annotated, which far exceeded the size of the original scheme. This is perhaps the first historical catalogue of Science published in any country giving at once the current price of each book included, bibliographical particulars, and many biographical and historical references, both in the descriptions themselves and in the notes. 17397 items are described. There is a wealth of information provided, including plate count and frequent annotation. An index is provided. Though later expanded, these are the basic and still most important volumes. An extensive index is provided.