By John R. Millburn

ISBN-10: 0754600807

ISBN-13: 9780754600800

’G. Adams in Fleet highway London’ is the signature on the various most interesting clinical tools of the eighteenth century. This publication is the 1st entire learn of the instrument-making company run by means of the Adams kinfolk, from its origin in 1734 to financial ruin in 1817. it really is in accordance with distinctive study within the archival resources in addition to exam of extant tools and courses by way of George Adams senior and his sons, George junior and Dudley. Separate chapters are dedicated to George senior’s relations history, his royal connections, and his new globes; George junior’s a number of guides, and his dealings with van Marum; and to Dudley’s dabbling with ’medico-electrical therapeutics’. The e-book is richly illustrated with plates from the Adams’s personal courses and with examples of tools starting from distinctive museum items - reminiscent of the ’Prince of Wales’ microscope - and globes to the extra universal, even mundane, goods of the type visible in salesrooms and purchasers - the surveying, navigational and army tools that shaped the spine of the enterprise. The appendices comprise facsimiles of alternate catalogues and an annotated short-title directory of the Adams family’s guides, which additionally covers American and Continental versions, in addition to the posthumous ones by means of W. & S. Jones.

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