Cover of A Short History of Natural Science

Arabella Buckley1888

The Royal Society

The Royal Society
London, United Kingdom

Decorative book design featuring a fanciful reaction of the Philadelphia experiment. Benjamin Franklin and his son William draw down lightning using a kite and key: the elder Franklin places his hand near the key to feel the effects of static electricity.

Front cover of the book A short history of natural science by Arabella B. Buckley 4th edition (Edward Stanford, London, 1888).

Arabella Burton Buckley [married name Fisher] (1840-1929) British populariser of science, acted as secretary to Sir Charles Lyell FRS until his death in 1879.


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