London: The Religious Tract Society, 1861.
New Edition, Revised. Hardcover. This dazzling 1861 popular introduction to the science of electricity features a vignette of a gentleman experimenting with an electric eel in bright gilt to its front cover, a treasury of Victorian-era information about the exciting physical phenomena called electricity, and over 80 illustrations to the pages within.
6 5/8" X 4 3/8". vii, 174pp, plus ten pages of ads. Bound in full dark green, elaborately stamped in blind and excitingly textured, with vignette of a man harnessing electricity from an eel stamped in bright gilt to upper board and both upper board and spine lettered in kind. Mild edgewear to binding. Inner hinges reinforced with binder's glue. Stamped seal of the Railway Men's Institute of Macclesfield to front free endpaper. Lacking rear free endpaper. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. Thoroughly illustrated throughout in over 80 black-and-white figures. Good +. Item #6437