Original 1752 volume, January - June + supplement. Exceptional engravings throughout, many of a scientific bent, engineering, early photography, microscopes, mills &c.
Fold-out engraving of The Whale Fishery. Is an important one with details of the slaughter and monstrous polar bears (it has a tear), and others are equally historic and fabulously rendered (and not torn). The Camera Obscura, Solar Microscope, Diving Bell. Another fabulous frontispiece to start things off as well as other engravings: Gervas's Engine for Raising Water, Ventilators, Curious Mill for Grinding Corn, Other Mills including one for Grinding Cement, Several Mathematical Instruments , Leicester, Lincolnshire, City of Lincoln, Plan & Elevation of Farm Houses, Engravings of noted persons - Herman Boerhaave, St.Frances Bacon, Edward Coke, Nicholas Saunderson, John Dryden, Thomas Sutton. A splendid Cathedral, Discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, Coins, &c. Contents include History, Experiments, Politics, Moths, Mountains, Massacres, Making Marbled Paper, Rainbow described, Riddles, the profits from whale hunting , &c.
Leather binding is fairly worn, front board missing (though another old leather board will probably be found and placed on front for protection), rear board holding on by one rope, handsome spine with original label. Some toning throughout and a few tears, one or two engravings are separated from book, laid-in. The item "1752 UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE RARE ENGRAVINGS WHALE HUNTING CAMERA OBSCURA MICROSCOPE" is in sale since Wednesday, September 12, 2018.This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "philenor" and is located in Jamaica, Vermont. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion, Viet nam, Russian federation.