The Wonder Book of Science, Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., 4th Edition. c1937. SOLD 29.11.2014.
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London & Melbourne. Dimensions : 253mm x 186mm x 22mm. Weight : 0.960kg net. Condition : Good.
The Wonder Book of Science, No. 18, published by Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, London & Melbourne. Printed in GB by Butler & Tanner Ltd., Frome and London. c1937.
Dimensions : 253mm x 186mm x 22mm. Weight : 0.960kg net.
8vo, 256 gloss medium duty numbered pages. 8 full colour plates and nearly 300 illustrations.
Condition/Notes : DJ : Wear to edges with losses to lower edge lh corner. Creasing and wear to face. Colours good. DJ back with wear and tears to edges and marking to face. List of some contents of this volume. DJ spine with wear top and tail and tear lower rh edge. DJ front fold with details of the Famous series. Price Marked 12/6 net lower rh corner. DJ back fold good with more details of the Famous Wonder Books Series. Front pictorial board good with light wear to edges and good colours. Back board similar with pale gold coloured pattern. Red linen spine with light wear top and tail and black in lettering and illustration of radio valve. Front p/d and e/p with double comic illustration by A.E. Beard. Light pencil marking top rh corner e/p. Verso blank with inscription "Xmas 1949 From Mother & Pop". pp follows with illustrations and title; verso sepia full plate The 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, California. Frontispiece follows with full colour plate of "Lightning in a Lab Storm"; good condition. Title page facing with details and illustration; verso list of Wonder Book Series Uniform with this Volume. List of Colour Plates facing (8). Principal Contents follows p6-p7; verso photos (3) of The Generation of Electricity. Commences p9 with The Magic Carpet of Science and through to p256. Numerous black and white and sepia illustrations and 8 colour plates in good condition. Pages good and clean with light usage. Binding quite tight. Dusting to edges. There is no date in the volume but latest date reference found in text is 1931. As 3rd Edition is known to be published 1931, this 4th Edition is c1937 as cannot find any reference to WWII in text although the inscription Xmas 1949 is confusing (no publication during the war years). Any further info relating to publication date will be added later (please contact if you have any info). Overall, a very good volume except for wear to DJ. Please view images below :
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