New York: Zone Books, 1998. 8vo (7 ½ x 11 ¼ in.) in cloth. Missing original dust jacket. Very good condition, with minor wear to boards, slight discoloration on front board. Item #4177
Winner of the History of Science Society’s Pfizer Prize, this book explores the ways in which European naturalists from the High Middle Ages to the Enlightenment used wonders to situate themselves in the natural world. Daston and Park explore how monsters, magical gems and stones, life giving springs, apparitions, and more shaped the course of history and the sensibility of intellectuals.