New York: Park Lane, 1979. Oblong quarto, original beige cloth over red paper boards, red gilt lettering to spine, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Item #10020
First edition thus, with foreword by Paul Bacon and introduction by Claire Booss. Originally published in 1851 as The Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art, this sweeping visual survey of the nineteenth century is divided into thematic groups of steel-engraved plates: Mathematics and Astronomy, Natural Sciences, Military Sciences, Naval Sciences, Architecture, Geography, History and Ethnology, Mythology and Religion, Fine Arts, and Technology. A fine copy of a fascinating resource.