Philosophy in Sport Made Science in Earnest: Being an Attempt to Illustrate the First Principles of Natural Philosophy By the Aid of Popular Toys and Sports
(Paris, John Ayrton)

Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1847. Octavo in red blindstamped cloth with spine lettered and decorated in gilt. 432 pp. including extensive appendix "Additional Notes; Addressed More Especially to Parents and Preceptors, or to Those Advanced in Science". With 80 engravings in the text. "From The Sixth and Greatly Improved London Edition". Scatterd light foxing throughout, presentation inscription from an inscructor to his student dated 1852 on front free endpaper. Slight wear to the tips and shallow loss to thye spine ends. Book, using the form of a novel with dialogue, that explains to young persons the background, scientific principles and philosophy behind sports, games, toys, etc. The section on games using balls includes trap-ball, tennis, "goff", or bandy-ball (golf), foot-ball. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: E14175)


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