New York. Munn & Co., Inc., 1897.
Bound volume of the Scientific American Supplement THROUGH NOVEMBER 20 1897(minus last five issues November 27 to December 25), profusely illustrated in black and white, page numbers 17512-18262, 16 x 11 1/2 inches, leather spine and corners over cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Ex-Library with label to front paste-down and stamp to front free endpaper. Joints are split but still attached, exterior worn with leather deteriorating, Tears (repaired) to several pages; contents overall in very good clean condition. HEAVY VOLUME WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE CHARGES. Numerous articles relating to science and technology that retain interest for a contemporary reader or researcher. These include features (illustrated) relating to the innovative "Horseless Carriages"; Ivory: the collection of tusks in Congo and the Ivory Market at Antwerp; Projected Animated Film Strips; Irrigation in the Yakima Valley, Washington State; New York Central Railway elevated line in Harlem, NYC; the Bubonic Plague in India; Women's Bicycle Racing in London; Work on the Trans-Siberian Railroad (with map); Whale Harvesting in Iceland; Nansen's Expedition in the Polar Regions; Narrow Gage Japanese Locomotives; Blackwall Tunnel beneath the Thames (repaired tear); Andrée's Polar Expedition (short tear, repaired); Marconi Telegraph Experiments; Klondike Gold Fields frenzy; Stringing Telegraph Lines in Soudan; Pavement Options for City Streets (Brick, Telford, Granite, etc.); The Greek Fleet; The Turkish Fleet; Legs of Racing Cyclists; The Automatic Lunch Counter in Leipzigerstrasse, Berlin, The Orange Theater. A wide-ranging volume covering contemporary world-wide technological, scientific, and ethnographic advances in good clean condition. Item #52359