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The Register of Arts, Or a Compendius View of Some of the Most Useful Modern Discoveries And Inventions
C. and A. Conrad, and Co.; Conrad Lucas & Co. et al., Philadelphia and Baltimore 1808 - 1808 First Edition. Published by C. and A. Conrad and Co., Philadelphia: Conrad Lucas & Co., Baltimore: Somervill and Conrad, Petersburg: Bonsal Conrad & Co., Norfolk. VERY GOOD+. Pages near fine - clean and supple. Three owner names neatly penned on title page; scattered foxing; last blank leaf and rear endpaper water stained, text not affected. Complete with 2 plates, as called for in contents (one a foldout); they include illustrations of a wheel-drag, an engine for raising water, wooden knobs for relieving hoven or swollen cattle or sheep. Bound in half-leather (spine and corner tips) and marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering and ruling on spine. Boards rubbed and worn, leather rubbed along hinges and spine ends. Binding very good, hinges intact. Compendium of useful information for the "American publick" with over 100 articles on everything from making butter and cheese, heating rooms by steam, making soap by steam, making moulds for knives and razors, improved mode of constructing barns, French mode of making saltpeter; description of a submarine vessel and an invention of an implement allowing shoemakers to work in a standing position. A scarce item of Americana. 5-1/4 x 8-1/2"; viii + 404 pages. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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