On The Connection [Connexion] of the Physical Sciences


Somerville, Mary (1780-1872)

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Somerville, Mary (1780-1872). On The Connection [Connexion] of the Physical Sciences. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1853. pp. xi, 460. 12mo., measuring 4.75″ x 7″. Original ribbed cloth over boards with lovely blind-stamped floral motifs to borders; gilt lettering and decoration to the front board and spine. Untrimmed foredges. Various scientific diagrams, illustrations, and engravings demonstrative of the concepts which Somerville examines in the book. Extremities show edgewear, fraying to spine ends, very small attractive bookplate affixed to corner of front pastedown, sporadic foxing throughout (though unaffecting the legibility of the text), free of any other marks; tight, sound binding. Good+. Hardcover. Widely regarded as one of the most popular works of science of the 19th century, On The Connexion of the Physical Sciences was originally published in 1834 by Scottish polymath, and science writer Mary Somerville (1780-1872). Alongside her contemporary Caroline Herschel, she was jointly nominated as Honorary Member of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1835. The Morning Post upon her death proclaimed her the undisputed “Queen of Science”. (#1727) $245.00