Philosophy In Sport Made Science In Earnest, Being An Attempt To Illustrate The First Principles Of Natural Philosophy By The Aid Of Popular Toys And Sports by Dr. John D. Paris. George Cruikshank, Illustrator.

Philosophy In Sport Made Science In Earnest, Being An Attempt To Illustrate The First Principles Of Natural Philosophy By The Aid Of Popular Toys And Sports by Dr. John D. Paris

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1827. Cruikshank, George. First edition. Hardcover. 316, 314, 207 pages. 19.5 x 12 cm. COHN 626. "Twenty five woodcuts by G. Cruikshank, some of which are signed." It was first published anonymously in 1827, but posthumous editions were credited to Paris. It showed how to use simple devices to demonstrate scientific principles. Paris was a medical researcher of distinction, for example making one of the earliest observations of occupational causes of cancer. He was an advocate of the use of scientifically assessed herbal preparations in medical treatment. Raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, two olive brown spine labels lettered in gilt, slight rubbing to corners, and joints. Three quarter red calf and marbled boards, matching marbled endpapers. Teg. Very good. 3 vols. Item #21399

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