LAWSON, Henry (ed.) BREAREY, Fred W.
Title: Popular Science Review : A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and Instructive Articles on Scientific Subjects. Volume VIII
Publisher:  Robert Hardwicke, London, 1869,
Seller ID: 111008
LAWSON, Henry (ed.). The Popular Science Review : A Quarterly Miscellany ofEntertaining and Instructive Articles on Scientific Subjects. Volume VIII. London : Robert Hardwicke, 1869. Pp (4),[iii]-iv,-457,(3), frontispiece + 16 plates. Text Illustrations. Index. 8vo, brown hyalf-calf, marbled pap er covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Of special interest : Flying Machines (by Fred W. Brearey, pp 1-11 plus one plate). Frederick William Brearey (1816ľ1896) was a British aeronautical inventor. He cofounded the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain and was its secretary for thirty years. Brearey made a "wave action" aeroplane model driven by a rubber band. It had rigid spars (elsewhere called "bowsprits") which beat up and down, trailingundulating wings of fabric behind them, whose action propelled the model f orward with "limited success." He filed for patents on this craft in Britain in 1879 and later in the U.S. Brearey published more than 15 articles about aeronautical subjects from 1866 to 1883. Full Contents : Flying Machines(by Fred W. Brearey, pp 1-11 plus one plate); The Compound Eye of Insects and Crustacea (by Henry Fripp, Illustrated); True and False Flint Weapons (by N. Whitley, Diagram); The Planet Mars in February 1869 (by Bichard A. Proctor, Illustrated); On the Moilecular Orign of Infusoria (by J. Hughos Bennett, Diagrams); The Cuttle-fish (by St. George Mivart, Illustrated); The Nature of the Interior of the Eaeth (by David Forlws); On the Use and Choiceof Spectacles (by R. Brudenell Carter, Diagrams); The Use of the Spectrosc ope in Astronomical Observation (by R. A. Proctor, Illustrated); The British Lion (by Boyd Dawkins); Passion Flowers (by Maxwell T. Masters, Illustrated); The Natural Development of Bacteria in the Protolamic Parts of VariousPlants (by M. A. Becbamp); The Sertukarian Zooplytes of Our Shores (by Rev . T. Hincks, Ilustrated); Hydrogenium (by Robert Hunt); The Structure and Affinities of the Sea-squirts (Tunicata) (by J. C. Gttlton, Illiuitrated); The Planet Saturn in Juky 1869 (by R. A, Proctor); The Fertilisation of Salvia and of some other Flowers (by Wm,. Ogle, Illustrated); In Articulo Mortis (by Benj. W. Richardson); ╚xperimental Ilustrations of the Modes ofm Determining the Composition of the Sun and other Heavenly Bodies by the Spectrum (by Wm. Allen Miller, Illustrated); What is Bathybius? (by Prof. Williamson); Are there Any Fixed Stars? (by Richard A. Proctor, Illustrated); Kent's Hole (by W. Boyd Dawkins); The Lingering Admirers of Phrenology (by Cleland); The Anatomy of a Mushroom (by M. C. Cooke. Illustrated); The Chemistbry of a Comet (by Edward Divers); Reviews of Books; Scientific Summary. Lacking half of spine, boards worn, bookplate, heavy fooxing to endpapers, elsegood. As is. 60.00