Les Recreations Scientifiques
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- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2283
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- May 03, 2005 10:00AM
Les Recreations Scientifiques, Ou L'Enseignement par les Jeux, Gaston Tissandier, Paris, 1884, fourth edition, 8vo, 218 engravings, 4 color plates, Avertissement and Tables de Matieres, marbled boards, embossed leather binding.
Note: A study of scientific recreations, with ten chapters covering optical, mechanical and locomotive toys, as well experiments in chemistry and physics for conducting at home. Several plates illustrate popular 19th Century toys and automata, including the theaumatrope, the praxinoscope theatre, mercury-filled tumbling Pantins, magnetic and balancing toys.