1846 HISTORY OF INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES & ORIGINS, Beckmann - 2 VOLS TECHNOLOGY
Title:A HISTORY OF INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES, AND ORIGINS
Author: John Beckmann
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn
City: London Year: 1846 (4th Edition) Binding Style: Hardcover (Complete 2-Volume Set) Pagination: 1056, plus index Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: Scarce complete two-volume set from 1846 of A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins by John Beckmann. Translated from the German by William Johnston. In very good condition: general shelfwear; inside cracked hinges, but binding remains tight; bumped and rubbed corners and edges; wear to spine edges and corners; text is clean and unmarked save former owners' names on front endpaper. Despite wear to book, there remain many UNCUT pages - which we left uncut. John Beckmann was a German scientific author who notably coined the word 'Technology', to mean 'the science of trades'. He was the first man to teach technology and write about it as an academic subject. Contents include: Italian Bookkeeping; Refining Gold and Silver Ore by Quicksilver; Canary Bird; Secret Poison; Wooden Bellows; Waterclocks ; Artificial Gems; Chimneys; Hungary Water; Apothecaries; Clocks and Watches; Quarantine; Sealingwax; Falconry; Sawmills; Stamped Paper; Artificial Pearls; Paving of Streets; Writing pens; Steam-Engine; Lending and Pawnbroking; Chemical Names of Metals; Mirrors; Glass-cutting; Etching on Glass; Soap; Automata; Artificial Ice; Hydrometer; Lighting of Streets; Plant-skeletons; Bills of Exchange; Sowing-machines; Prince Rupert's Drops; Fire-engines; Weathercocks; Steel and Stamping-works.