London: John William Parker, 1839. 1st Edition. THREE ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION ARTICLES ON THE DIVING BELL.
The illustrations, respectively, are titled “Man Equipped in Klingert’s Armour Preparatory to Diving,” “Dr. Halley’s Diving Bell,” and “Spalding’s Diving Bell.” “Dr. Halley’s Diving Bell” appears as the cover illustration.
Diving bells designed by John Taisnier, Klingert, Trewald, Spalding, Smeaton, Brunel and Halley are discussed at length, with the Klingert, Halley, and Spalding illustrated as noted above. Item #531
CONDITION & DETAILS: London: John William Parker. Complete volume 14 and 15 (bound as one), January to December. 4to. 11.25 by 7.5 inches (281 x 186mm). , 256, , 4, , 8. Bound in half-calf over marbled paper boards. Gilt-lettered, red morocco spine label. Blind-tooled at the spine and the edges of the calf. Some rubbing and scuffing at the edge tips. Tightly and solidly bound. Bright and clean inside. Very good condition.