Near Fine. Hardcover first printing, limited edition of 5, 000 copies, was issued without a dustjacket, only flaw is slight tanning to the back edge of the cover and tanning along the gutter of the front and back blank end-papers, translated from the Swedish, 259 pages, includes a bibliography, nicely illustrated throughout, "Polhem, one of the most ingenious and inventive individuals ever to grace the pages of history, had an extraordinary ability to fashion new and creative concepts"
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VG-(Inscription from previous owner on first page; binding is slightly worn esp. at heel of outer spine; flyleaf gutters are heavily tanned but remaining pages are crisp and clean. ) Sage green buckram boards with black leather-like spine, gilt letters on spine, gilt decoration on front cover; 259 pp., many BW illus. with one color plate as frontispiece. Considers the life and work of Swedish scientist Christopher Polhem (1661-1751). "Polhem, one of the most ingenious and inventive individuals ever to grace the pages of history, had an extraordinary ability to fashion new and creative concepts. He was a man of many talents--one dares to call him a genius. He was a man who passionately absorbed what was known in the natural sciences and engineering at his time. But to this deposit of understanding, he contributed his own discoveries and insights. At times his ideas were brought to fruition, but too often he was considered a failure because there was no one to recognize him for what he was--a scientific and technological giant, but someone who lived before his time. This is, however, very often the fate of the genius." (foreword).
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