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Old Trades & New Knowledge [signed]

 
Old Trades & New Knowledge [signed] by BRAGG, Sir William H (1926)
Author: BRAGG, Sir William H
Title: Old Trades & New Knowledge [signed]
 
Year: 1926
Publisher: G Bell and Son
Place: London
Dust Jacket: Yes
Signed: Yes
 
Price: £275
 
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Presentation copy inscribed by Bragg on the front flyleaf: ‘Peter Duffield with best wishes from W.H.B.’ Peter Duffield’s signed bookplate appears opposite.

The book is in near fine condition with gilt decoration to the brick-red boards. Internally occasional browning but an excellent copy of the book which traces the technical side of: The trade of the Sailor; The trade of the Smith; The trade of the Weaver; The trade of the Dyer; The trade of the Potter; The trade of the Miner. xii, 266, 41 half-tone photographic plates. The jacket is nearly very good, complete but stained to the spine with consequent browning to the
exterior.

Bragg was a physicist, chemist and mathematician who, uniquely, shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with his son in 1915. Bragg held the Cavendish chair in physics at Leeds University from 1909-1915 where he invented the X-ray spectrometer with his son Lawrence, subsequently holding posts at London University and the Royal Institution where he gave the lectures that make up this book.
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