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 near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a little bumping to the corners. The contents are clean and crisp throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine dustwrapper which has a couple of small nicks to the foot of the rear panel and minor creasing to the corners. Not price-clipped. An excellent copy.
Volume 5, part 4 of Needham's highly acclaimed, groundbreaking series exploring the history of science and technology in China.
Stock code: 19358