Eugène-H. Weiss, Les Merveilles des Sciences et de l'Industrie (The Wonders of Science and Industry) in two large volumes. Published by Librairie Hachette in 1926. Blue cloth hardbound with heavy embossing in black and gold of machinery on a background of fish scales, both on the front and back covers. Written by an engineer.
Includes hundreds of black and white photographs of influential innovations and machines at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Brilliant tipped-in color plates of paintings related to science and industry, approximately 4 or 5 in each volume.
Subjects include Astronomy, Aviation, Botany, Construction, Chemistry, Electricity, Geology, Mechanics, Metallurgy, Mining, Physiology, Transportation, and Public Works.
Volume I 352 pp. Volume II 363 pp.
These books are in good condition. The bindings have been repaired and the original spine reattached. The spines are brown leather that show more wear than the blue cloth covers. The covers show little wear except at the outer corners.
Each book measures 12 1/4 H x 9 1/2 W x 1 3/4 D inches, and together the two volumes weigh 13 pounds 14 ounces.