London: Portman Books 1989. Later printing. , 361 pages. Publisher's green boards. A touch of rubbing to the green and yellow printed dust jacket. Sticker mark on front flyleaf. Bright and clean internally. Near Fine / Near Fine. Boards. 
151 photographs and line drawings of instruments and their makers including a section of 142 glossy black and white photographs in the center.
An English translation of the 1953 classic French work published titled "Les Instruments Scientifques aux xvii et xviii siecles". A scholarly work with three major segments: Instrument making Industry in the Seventeenth Century, Contributory Factors in the Evolution of the Instrument-Making Industry, and The Instrument-Making Industry in the Eighteenth Century. Dumas is Principal of the Musee Conservatoire Nationale.