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1 Bragg, Melvin 12 Books That Changed the World
London Hodder and Stoughton 2006 0340839805 / 9780340839805 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, First printing. 372 pages. 37 plates and numerous other illustrations. Definitive, always illuminating and sometimes controversial, the hidden story of these 12 books demonstrates the enduring impact of one of the world's great inventions - the book. The books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215) by Members of the English Ruling Classes; The Rule Book of Association Football (1863) by a Group of Former English Public School Men; On the Origin of the Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce; A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine (1769) by Richard Arkwright; The King James Bible (1611) by William Tyndale and 54 Scholars Appointed by the King; An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) by Adam Smith; The First Folio (1623) by William Shakespeare. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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