The Story Of The Lamp (and The Candle)

London: Oxford University Press, 1939. First edition. Hardcover. Large octavo in navy blue cloth hardcovers. xvi+ 155 pp. wityh index to collections, index to countries, bibliography. With 50 illustrations showing nearly 500 specimens. A history of lighting appliances and atrificial lighting from its beginnings. Covers overall sections such as "From the Torch to the Candle", "The Lamp Itself" (stone, shell, saucer, Greek, Roman, classical metal, pottery, Hanukkah, Indian votice, mediaval, open stand, enclosed spout, central wick, moderm oil lamps, gas lights and the coming of electricity) and "Sidelights" (animal lamps, lanterns, mine lamps, lighthouses, street lights). A tight, very good example, spine a bit faded. Very Good. Item #E15112B

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