Very Good. Item #7716
New Haven: S. Babcock, 1848. Reprint. Octavo. 420 pages. Black and white illustrations throughout. Full contemporary sheep with gilt lettering to spine.
Olmsted coined the term radiator, was one of the first to observe Halley's comet, and is generally considered a pioneer in the field of meteor science. This profusely illustrated volume shows Olmsted's breadth of expertise, with sections on electricity, optics, and projectiles and gunnery.
Leather shows some flaking to edges. Corners bumped with brief exposure. Binding sound. Ownership stamp to front pastedown. Pages a bit stiff with some light toning but unmarked.