New York and London: D. Appleton and Company.
Hardcover. Near fine. Westminster Edition, Number 270 of 1000 sets issued, complete in six volumes. Undated, ca. 1890-1900. A most attractive set, in publisher's blue cloth with gilt spine letter and facsimile signature on upper boards, top edges gilt. One volume (Sound) with a a small area of abrasion at the top edge of the rear board and a heavy bump to the fore edge of the same board; bottom edges of all volumes lightly rubbed; just a touch of rubbing to corners, else fine. John Tyndall (1820-1893) was an Irish experimental physicist whose writings helped transmit and popularize scientific knowledge among the general public in the nineteenth century. "As a lecturer Tyndall was famed for the charm and animation of his language, for lucidity of exposition, his showmanship, and singular skill in devising and conducting interesting and exciting experimental illustrations....To the wider public Tyndall (like Huxley) was the great exponent of scientific naturalism, a scientific world view based upon atomism, energy, evolution, and the germ theory, which challenged the hegemony of the traditional religious world view" (ODNB).