Light Mirrors and Lenses, 1962 was the last book to be issued in series 621 – Junior Science – and was originally issued with a dustwrapper. It was written by Newing and Bowood and, like all the books in this series, was beautifully, lovingly illustrated by Harry Wingfield. If you aren’t familiar with the series, all four of them are beautiful books, which is not what you might expect from the titles. But Wingfield’s warm, nostalgic watercolour illustrations tenderly depict the cotton-reels, paperclips, corks and tin cans of a 1960s/70s childhood whilst at the same time clearly illustrating the experiment presented on each page. These books are also remarkable for their depiction of boys and girls equally active in their experiments with motors, cogs, wind-socks and circuits.
This copy still has its original dustwrapper (not price-clipped) The DJ is in very good condition althought a little rippled and with a crease or two on the back. The book itself is in lovely condition. I believe it to be a first edition. It has a tally number of 100 and is the last title listed on the back flap.
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