First edition, first printing. Publisher's original quarter black cloth over illustrated boards, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout in black and white and with numerous tables. 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 very good or better dustwrapper which has a 2cm closed tear to the head of the front flap, a diagonal crease to the front panel, a small mark to the head of the spine, and a little wear to the corners. Not price-clipped.
Volume 5, part 3 of Needham's highly acclaimed, groundbreaking series exploring the history of science and technology in China.
Stock code: 19357