London: Printed at the Caxton Press, by Henry Fisher, 1824. Sixth ed. 2 volumes. 8vos., [vol. I] x, 496 pp., frontispiece with tissue guard; [vol. II] vi, 472 pp., frontispiece; illustrated by 108 copperplate engravings, many folding. Publisher's original paper over boards with printed spine labels, spines chipped. A very good set. Item #27640
An excellent review of technology in the period leading to the invention of photography; covers making of gelatin, pigment, telescopes and lenses, and more than 200 additional subjects.