Science and Civilisation in China. Joseph Needham.

Science and Civilisation in China

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954; 1956; 1959; 1962; 1965. Mixed Editions. Hardcover. 5 vol. 318 pp.; 696 pp.; 874 pp.; 434 pp.; 759 pp. Volume I: Introductory Orientations, Volume II: History of Scientific Thought, Volume III: Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth; Volume IV Part I: Physics and Physical Technology, Physics; Volume IV Part II: Physics and Physical Technology, Mechanical Engineering. With the research assistance of Wang Ling. This set has the first five volumes, lacks the second half of the set (volumes five through seven, volume five is divided into several parts) and part three of volume four. Volume I is a later printing, volumes two through four (the first two parts of volume four) are first printings. Includes an advertisement from the university press offering the first half of the set at a lower price due to the devaluation of the pound. Includes two fold-out maps in the rear of volume one. Illustrated by numerous charts, graphs, drawings, and black and white photographs of artifacts from imperial and ancient China. An important, comprehensive study of the history of science and mathematics in China. Very Good. Item #00007798

A Very Good set with two dust jackets price-clipped, moderate foxing to the textblocks and edges of the jacket, some age toning, and general edge wear.

Price: $300.00

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