London, Longman Rees Orme Brown And Green: 1827
First Edition, 1827. 3 Volumes. 8vo, boards. Vol. (1). xviii, 316pp, Vol. (2). vii, 314pp . Vol. (3). vi, 207pp. Woodcut chapter headings by George Cruikshank. #####
Chapters on balls and motion, marbles, popguns, the kite, ancient music, optical illusions, the swing. Also, an important book in the history of moving pictures since Vol 3 discusses the Thaumatrope, a pioneering device for displaying images in motion. Other topics covered include momentum, geometry, elasticity and the collision of bodies; the science behind these is demonstrated using a yo-yo, a jack-in-the-box, marbles and... View More...