Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1933. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); blue cloth, stamped in black and gilt, in blue and white dustwrapper; x,154pp. Boards lightly soiled, with mild fading towards extremities; dustwrapper toned, with minor smudges and edge rolling; original $1 price intact on inner panel. Interiors clean, with b/w text-illustrations and diagrams throughout. Overall Near Fine in Very Good+ dustwrapper.
This book, by Richard T. Cox of NYU's Physics department, is a friendly introduction to the basic building blocks of the subject: Time, Space, and Atoms. Interesting stuff but perhaps outdated—forgiven, since the text is over 80 years old. Part of the "A Century of Progress" series of books, published during the early 1930s and tied into the similarly themed 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago. Keeping with the exposition's spirit of progress and innovation, these books were written by leading scholars of the time, on a variety of scientific and technological subjects. More books in the series are listed on the dustwrapper verso.