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There is an original copy of this book in the UNSW library in Sydney. Take a scalpel for cutting the pages if you plan to read it as I only got half way through after waiting for some time for permission to cut in order to read it. It is a very interesting book, which along with descriptions of sciences of the day, describes many mathematical and scientific past times which Victorian folks found entertaining when TV was not available as entertainment. Mixing science with music was popular, for instance creating standing accoustic waves in smoke filled rooms for the purposes of amusement (Probably not PC now)
Great reading for if you are interested in Steampunk too.