Paris, Aux Bureau du Journal, 1879-88. 4to. Bound in 29 uniform contemp. hcalf. Spines gilt and with gilt lettering.Top of spine on 3 vols. with wear. A nick to spine on 2 vols. 4 vols. with some wear to spines. A few vols. slightly rubbed. Internally fine. More than 14000 pp. Profusely illustrated with fine woodcuts in the text. The work is known for its fine executed illustrations of machinary and apparatus.
This is the first journal entirely devoted to theory of light and electricity in its practical applications, documenting the early history of Telegraphy and Telephony. It describes and depicts the new inventions of electrical apparatus used in industries and communications. It describes the installments of telegraphy in Amerika as well as in Europe. It describes arch-lamps, Eddison-lamps, the Telephoneworks of Gray, Edison, Bell and others, the introduction of electric lightening in houses and towns, applications of electricity to railways, electro-motors and dynamoes, electromagnetism, microphones etc. etc. It contains importent papers on the theory of electricity and magnetism as well.- Weaver, Cat.of the Wheeler Gift, No. 5919.