London: H. Fisher, Son, and Co., . Seventh edition. Thick 4to., , 2 pp., iv, 1066 pp., engraved frontispiece, plates, maps, text illustrations. Contemporary half calf and decoratively embossed cloth; elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine. Dampstain to the corner of approx. half of the leaves, occasional foxing, front hinge opened at the engraved title but firm, else very good. Item #27916
Contains information about the camera obscura and brings this aspect of the field up-to-date just prior to the invention of photography in 1839.