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The Conservation of Energy Being an Elementary Treatise on Energy and its Laws by  Balfour [1828-1887] Stewart - Hardcover - 1874 - from Little Stour Books PBFA and

The Conservation of Energy Being an Elementary Treatise on Energy and its Laws

by Stewart, Balfour [1828-1887]

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Published by Henry S. King & Co. 65 Cornhill, London Second Edition 1874. London 1874., 1874. Hard back binding in contemporary full navy leather covers, five raised bands with gilt title, author lettering and scroll designs to the spine, coat of arms to the upper panel, gilt knurling to the board edges, marble paper end papers and page edges. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains [xvi] 180 printed pages of text with simple monochrome illustrations throughout. Rubbing across the spine ends and edges of the boards, sun fading to the front board, prize plate inside, internally in Very Good clean condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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