Norwich, VT, U.S.A. Terra Nova Press 2005. 1st Edition. ix, [1 blank], 271, [1 blank], [1 colophon ] pages. 4to. Publisher's cloth in dj, a new copy. Upper corner bumped. Near Fine / Near Fine. Cloth. 
Here is a book that has been underestimated in the marketplace. Not only are the illustrations very useful to the collector, dealer, and historian, but the authors have made a strong attempt to place the instruments in a historical context. Usually we have to pick between a picture book and a scholarly word-play when choosing scientific instrument books. Here we have both, a credit to the authors and their expertise.