Auction 96, Lot 575

"Early Scientific Instruments", Hawkes, Nigel

Subject: Scientific Instruments

Period: 1981 (published)

Publication: Abbeville Press


9.3 x 11.4 inches
23.6 x 29 cm

Introductory overview by D.J. Bryden, Curator of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. A beautifully illustrated work showing some of the most interesting instruments including the astrolabe, sundial, sextant, compass, clocks and microscopes. Each of the 73 instruments is shown in full color and accompanied by an informative and lively commentary that explains its function and marks its place in the development of scientific technology. Hard bound in black cloth, Illustrated dj, 164pp.


Condition: A

Nearly new, dustjacket rubbed.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/12/2001