Norwalk, CT: Burndy Library, 1955. First Edition. Softcover. Large 4to. 96 pp., 200 items described, with numerous illustrations throughout the text. Original printed wrappers. Faint darkening along top edges of wrappers, but an excellent copy: square, tight, and unmarked. *NOT* ex-library! Very good. Item #3174
PRESENTATION COPY of the original edition of "Heralds of Science" which has been consulted continuously by cataloguers of rare scientific and medical books since 1955. The work is logically arranged as follows: Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, Electricity and Magnetism, General Science, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, Technology and Zoology.
It is notable that Bern Dibner dedicates the work "To the Bookdealers in many lands, who patiently gathered, preserved, collated and catalogued our heritage of science, and who, in their transactions, invariably gave away more than they received."
¶ Inscribed: "For Martin Simmons from Bern Dibner 30 ix 76."