This is a very good set of two hardcover with accompanying slipcase. 1958 Basic Books Publishing. Both hardcovers in this set are still crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are remarkable crisp and clean with no markings or annotations seen. NOTE: inside front cover is previous owners bookplate neatly placed near top of inside cover (see photo). The bindings are tight and straight. Maroon hardcover boards on both are also very good with barely a hint of shelf wear. The accompanying slipcase is good, showing wear but original paste-down of title/author/publishing information still very good condition. Each volume is medium octavo book size or 6.5" x 9.5" with 1005 pages total between the volumes including index.
Moments of Discovery The Origins of Science, Two Volume set was edited by George Schwartz and Philip W. Bishop with an intro by Linus Pauling. The set features more than 50 rare illustrations and is a chronicle of 25 centuries of scientific progress in the actual words and drawings of 83 of the great thinkers and scientific explorers of ancient and modern times.
From the Golden Age of Greece to the Era of the Atom, here are first-hand accounts of the decisive moments in the history of scientific achievement. The editors provide relevant cultural, biographical and historical background.
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