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1 Angus, William ; David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons (previous owner) THE SEATS OF THE NOBILITY AND GENTRY, IN GREAT BRITAIN AND WALES, IN A COLLECTION OF SELECT VIEWS, ENGRAVED BY W. ANGUS. FROM PICTURES AND DRAWINGS BY THE MOST EMINENT ARTISTS. WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF EACH VIEW.
Islington W. Angus 1787 Leather Very Good+ 
Full gilt decorated and gilt ruled morocco binding. Top edges gilt. Engraved title page. Contains 63 very clean engravings with accompanying texts. Previously owned by David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons, Bart of Broomhill Tunbridge-Wells, with his armorial bookplate on the front pastedown. Apparently, Salomons ordered this exquisite binding. From Wikipedia: He studied at University College, London and at Caius College, Cambridge, gaining a B. A. In 1874. In the same year he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple. He went on to produce several scientific works and pamphlets. He was a J. P. , D. L. And Sheriff (1880) of Kent, mayor and alderman of Tunbridge Wells, County Councilor for the Tonbridge division of Kent for 15 years and J. P. For London, Middlesex, Sussex, and Westminster. His home north of Tunbridge Wells, Broomhill, is preserved as the Salomons Museum. It is also a part of Canterbury Christ Church University, and is a centre for postgraduate training, research and consultancy. Salomons was interested in electricity from an early age and when he inherited Broomhill in 1873, he set up large laboratories and workshops where he investigated electromotive force and electric conductors and carried out countless experiments. He took out patents for electric lamps, current meters and various improvements to electrical equipment. The workshops were said to contain some 60,000 tools, which could manufacture anything from a watch to a steam engine and also included a huge electromagnet. One of the new technologies Salomons installed at Broomhill was electric light. He had his own coal-fired generator and could produce enough electricity for 1,000 sixteen candle-power (about 60 watt) light bulbs. Electricity was installed on a small scale at first, in the workshops in 1874, where it was used for an arc light and to drive motors. Domestic electric lighting did not come in until about 1877-1880 when Joseph Swan invented a light bulb that could be used in homes, and Broomhill became one of the first to be lit with electricity. Salomons also developed one of the first electric cooking devices, an electric butter churn and the first electric alarms, all made and installed by Salomons and his staff. In addition to his many other achievements, Salomons developed a lifelong passion for horology and became the leading authority in his lifetime on the work of the famed French maker Abraham-Louis Breguet, who is generally acknowledged as the greatest watchmaker of all time. In 1921 he self-published the first major work on Breguet's life and career, including a detailed review of Breguet's inventions, and a timeline of production, with illustrations of major timepieces from his own collection. ; Oblong Quarto; [129], LXIII pages 
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