HERSCHEL, John F.W. Popular Lectures on Scientific Subjects. Strahan & Co. 1873.
Small 8vo. Sometime bound in full brown calf, spine divided into six compartments with gilt raised bands, tools and red morocco gilt lettering piece, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled; pp. xii + 507; extremities a trifle bumped, very good.
First edition. A miscellany of scientific lectures by the polymathic Herschel (1792-1871), astronomer, chemist, photographer, inventor of the blueprint and corrector of the Gregorian calendar. His subjects roam around from volcanoes, light and comets to the weather, atoms and target-shooting.