1848 Chamber's Information for the People Vol 1 & 2, British Self Education from Botany to Steam Engines and more
1848 Chamber's Information for the People edited by William and Robert Chambers. This antique book set is 2 Volumes with marbled boards and end papers, 6 1/2 X 10 inches, 807 pages each volume, indexed. The covers are completely off the books. The condition is other wise what you would expect of a book of this age. Inside of books are tan with no missing pages. Profusely illustrated with woodcut engravings. An great perspective of where Britain was at this time on all subject matters. It is a very interest read. I am listing all topics in both books below.
Contents Volume I: Astronomy Geology Meteorology Physical Geography Vegetable Physiology Systematic Botany Animal Physiology Zoology Natural Philosophy Mechanics-Machinery Hydrostatics-Hydraulics Optics-Acoustics Electricity Chronology-Horology Chemistry Chemistry Applied to the Arts Fictile Manufactures Textile Manufactures Mining-Minerals Metals The Steam Engine Inland Conveyance Maritime Conveyance Architecture Heating Supply of Water Agriculture Culture of Waste Lands The Kitchen Garden The Flower Garden The Fruit Garden Arboriculture The Horse Cattle-Dairy Husbandry The Sheep-Goat-Alpaca Pigs-Rabbits-Poultry-Caged Birds The Honey-Bee The Dog-Field Sports Angling Sea Fisheries Preservation of Health Food-Beverages Preparation of Food-Cookery Medicne-Surgery Clothing-Costume Index and Glossary of Terms
Volume II Physical History of Man-Ethnology Language Constitution of Society-Government History and the Nature of Laws History of Ancient Nations History of Greece History of Rome History of the Middle Ages History of Great Britain and Ireland Constitution and Resources of the British Empire Europe England and Wales Scotland Ireland Asia-East Indies Africa-Oceania North America South America-West Indies The Human Mind Phrenology Logic Natural Theology-Ethics History of the Bible-Christianity Pagan and Mohammed Religions Superstitions Key to the Calendar The Primitive Duties of Life Public and Social Duties of Life Political Economy Commerce-Money-Banks Population-Poor Laws-Life Assurance Social Economics of the Industrial Orders Popular Statistics Education English Grammar Arithmetic-Algebra Geometry Drawing-Painting-Sculpture Gymnastics-Out of Door Recreations In-Door Amusements Archeology Rhetoric and Belles Lettres Printing Engraving-Lithography-Photography Music-Musical Instruments Household Hings Index and Glossary of Terms