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The original 1874 Chatto and Windus, London, English printing of this very early book on helmet diving by the son of Augustus Siebe. Preface dated December 1873. The book is 150 years old but in very good condition with some expected wear. 299 pages + 40 pages of publishers adverts dated November 1874. Woodcut figures in the text. Original green pictorial cloth, upper cover and spine decorated in black and gilt, beveled edges, grey-brown endpaper with prior owners embossed library seal. The first book-length history of diving, from the earliest times. “The science of diving has already reached a point of perfection which fully entitles it to an important place among the industries of the time” (preface). Numerous illustrations of diving equipment. An essential book for any commercial or military diving library. Listed as very scarce and very difficult to find available in this condition.
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