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New Inventions: A Comprehensive Survey of Scientific and Technica

New Inventions: A Comprehensive Survey of Scientific and Technical Progress in the Arts, Sciences and Manufactures as Published During the Reign Of Her Majesty - Edited & Presented by Maurice Rickards

Hugh Evelyn, 1969, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, a little faded.

Illustrated with black and white photographs & line drawings. From the cover: “This is a companion volume to Rickards’ first Victorian reprint, Engine-Driving Life. It is illustrated with authentic engravings from the scientific and popular press of the period, and presents contemporary accounts of the latest mechanical and electrical wonders. ‘The Telephone’, for example (an apparatus for the electrical transmission of distinctly articulate sounds to great distance), is here shown in elegantly engraved illustrations, with authoritative notes on the use of the instrument. There is also news of the latest trends in Photography (a portable 5 Ib. Hand Camera, and Sensitive Material on Rollers) and there is even talk of the remarkable shape of things to come, like the Submarine Railway Between France and England, and the new experiments in Aerial Locomotion. There are also details of the Patent Impulsoria and the Aerophon, not to mention the Pedal Zephyrion and a project for a Machine for Sensational Emotions. No aspect of daily life is neglected; also included are the Combined Chest Expander and Skirt Supporter, and Mr Raimes’ Apparatus for the Toilet. The review is completed with an outline of a novel theory: Aerial Propulsion by Explosion or Impulse — an entirely new concept, utilizing dynamite as fuel, for crossing the Atlantic in as little as a Few Hours.”

Size: 7¼" x 8¾". White boards with Black titling to the Spine. 72 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.