Book Details + Condition: Clark, Austin & Smith (New York, NY). Early edition, 1853. Hardcover measuring 7" x 5". 201 pages. Red cloth covers with embossed gilt detail and gilt lettering to spine. Entertainment book for young people, subtitled, "A collection of nearly 400 entertaining experiments in various branches of science; acoustics, arithmetic, chemistry etc; wonders of the air pump; all the popular tricks and changes of the cards, etc. to which is added a complete system of pyrotechny; or, the art of making fire-works..." Illustrated. Front board appears to have been re-attached, and binding remains firm; wear and rubbing to boards; part of cloth to bottom spine missing; bookplate to inside front board; age-toning to pages, with a few areas of discoloration; a few pen notations on front endpaper; interior is otherwise clean and free of markings.