First edition, first printing. Publisher's original quarter black cloth over illustrated boards. Illustrated throughout in black and white and with numerous tables. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a hint of bumping to the spine ends. The contents with a minor mark to the bottom edge of the texblock are otherwise clean and crisp throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Lacking the dustwrapper.
Volume 6, part 1 of Needham's highly acclaimed, groundbreaking series exploring the history of science and technology in China.
Stock code: 19362