First edition, first printing. Publisher's original quarter black cloth over illustrated boards, in dustwrapper. Profusely illustrated throughout in black and white and with numerous tables and maps. A fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean and crisp throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine dustwrapper which has just minor shelf wear to the extremities. Not price-clipped. A superb copy.
Volume 5, part 9 of Needham's highly acclaimed, groundbreaking series exploring the history of science and technology in China. A scarce volume in uncommonly fine condition.
Stock code: 19361