First edition, first printing. Publisher's original quarter black cloth over illustrated boards, in dustwrapper. Profusely illustrated throughout in black and white. 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 near fine dustwrapper which has a faint crease to the front panel. Not price-clipped. A superb copy.
Volume 5, part 1 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: 19355