New York. Munn & Co., Inc., 1899.
Complete 1899 hardbound volume of the Scientific American Supplement, profusely illustrated in black and white, pages 19250-20078, index, 16 x 11 1/2 inches, leather spine and corners over cloth-covered boards. 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, short tears to several pages, interior tight and 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 articles (illustrated) relating to the innovative "Horseless Carriages"; the Dowager Empress of China; the Temple at Karnak; Route of the Nicaragua Canal; the Samoan Islands; Opium; two fascinating well-illustrated articles on The Progress of Submarine Navigation; Matanzas (Cuba); School of Anthropometry for Paris Police; Central Theatre of Dresden; Hans Meyer's Kilimanjaro Expedition; Mammoth Cave Map; German Colony in New Guinea; von Zeppelin's Airship; the Land of the Boers, etc. A wide-ranging volume covering contemporary technological, ethnographic and scientific advances from around the world in good clean condition. Other articles: February 11: "Coast-Telegraphs and Space Telegraphy"; March 18: "The New Cruiser for Japan"; March 25: "Excavations in the Roman Forum"; May 13: "The Asiatic Poppy, The Deadly Flower of the Yellow Races"; June 17: "A Lesson in Anatomy at the School of Anthropometry of the Prefecture of Police, Paris"; August 5: "Ten-Ton Steam Navy"; August 19: "Automobile Race Around France"; November 11: "Count Von Zeppelin's Airship in Course of Construction"; December 23: "Long-Span Bridges." Item #52360