Alexander von Humboldt - Cosmos: A sketch of a physical description of the universe - 1866/1867

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Alexander von Humboldt - Cosmos: A sketch of a physical description of the universe - 1866/1867
Astronomie, Biografie, Biologie, Botanica, Filosofie, Geologie, Geschiedenis, Koloniale geschiedenis, Literatuur, Naslagwerken, Natuurkunde, Natuurlijke historie, Poëzie, Psychologie, Reizen, Wetenschap (algemeen) - Aantal: 5 - Boek

Cosmos: A sketch of a physical description of the universe. By Alexander von Humboldt. Translated from the German, by E.C. Otte. Naturae vero rerum vis atque majestas in omnibus momentis fide caret, si quis modo partes ejus ac non totam complectatur animo. --Plin., Hist. Nat., lib. vii., c. 1. In four volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers 329 & 331 Pearl Street, Franklin Square 1867.

Complete set including fifth posthumously published volume. Later reprint. Uniformly bound in hardback bindings with embossed framing around boards. Gilt embossed title to spine, publisher in gilt towards tailcaps. Frontispiece of Humboldt in first volume. T. I has publication date 1867, whereas the other volumes have 1866. T. I has notable damage: Front lower hinge cracked 3cm, damage to back top hinge 5cm, lower plane has crack over spine but firmly attached, and small patch (3*2mm) missing to right side of top spine. Notable loss to left top of spine on T. II: 1*2cm. All volumes have damage to head- and tailcaps exposing head- and tailbands. Parts of some board edges fraying, bumped corners, few scuffmarks to boards. Pencil inscriptions to front pastedown of T. I and free endpaper of T. V. Pages generally toned, but overall very clean with occasional mark. T. I: 7+frontis+375+7pp, T. II: 6+367+7pp, T. III: 6+219+7pp, T. IV: 6+234+6pp, T. V: 6+462+8pp.

Kosmos: "The most important aim of all physical science is this: to recognize unity in diversity, to comprehend all the single aspects as revealed by the discoveries of the last epochs, to judge single phenomena separately without surrendering their bulk, and to grasp Nature's essence under the cover of outer appearances." von Humboldt.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
5
Onderwerp
Astronomie, Biografie, Biologie, Botanica, Filosofie, Geologie, Geschiedenis, Koloniale geschiedenis, Literatuur, Naslagwerken, Natuurkunde, Natuurlijke historie, Poëzie, Psychologie, Reizen, Wetenschap (algemeen)
Auteur/ Illustrator
Alexander von Humboldt
Boektitel
Cosmos: A sketch of a physical description of the universe
Staat
Redelijk
Publicatiejaar oudste item.
1866
Jaar van uitgifte meest recente item
1867
Druk
Herdruk
Taal
Engels
Oorspronkelijke taal
Nee
Uitgever
New York: Harper & Brothers
Band
Harde kaft
Aantal pagina‘s.
1724
Afmetingen
19,7×13 cm
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