Fourth edition of this charming guide to electricity, “A brief and comprehensible presentation of the basic laws as well as the applications of electricity for power transmission, lighting electroplating, telegraphy and telephones”, first published in 1885. Copiously illustrated with engravings of electric motors, lights and other devices.
Eine Kurze und Verständliche Darstellung der Grundgesetze sowie der Anwendungen der Elektricität zur Kraftübertragung, beleuchtung Galvanoplastik, Telegraphie und Telephone. Für Jedermann Geschildert von Th. Schwartze, E. Japing und A. Wilkie. Vierte Auflage. Mit 156 Abbildungen. Vienna & Leipzig: A. Hartleben’s, 1892.
Octavo. Original red cloth blocked in black and silver. Engravings throughout the text. 3 pages of publisher’s ads at rear. Contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper and library ticket to front pastedown. Cloth a little dulled and marked, lightly rubbed at the extremities, corners bumped, contents faintly toned. A very good copy.
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