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THE PRACTICAL MECHANIC'S JOURNAL
London & Glasgow; April, 1848-March, 1863: Practical Mechanic's Journal and Patent Office Illustrated with Steel, Wood and Letterpress Engravings. Fourteen volumes, April, 1848-March, 1863. Each volume contains many plates and textural engravings of various new inventions or newly designed inventions for patent. A few examples include a gas cooking range, German air gun, revolvers, life preserving travelling bag, the spur, the first photo engraving machine and a 16 color printing machine, washing machine, and many, many more. Examples on the propulsion of steamers, various types of aquatic animals; frogs, fish and birds are used to demonstrate how feet, fins or tales are used to propel them through water. A wonderful resource for the history of inventions and their improvements over time and their comparison to those of other countries, including the U.S. Vol. 1- April, 1848-March, 1849. Practical Mechanic's Journal and Patent Office; Glasgow. Quarto. 288pp., complete with 26 for single or double paged plates of which 11 are folding. Inner front hinge starting, rear cracked through endpaper. Bound in brown cloth, spine lettering gilt. Vol. II- April, 1849-March, 1850. Practical Mechanic's Journal and Patent Office; Glasgow. Quarto. 288pp., (v) index (1)pp. list of plates at rear. Complete with 18 single or double paged plates of which 10 are folding. Vol. III-April, 1850-March, 1851. London, For George Herbert. Quarto. 288pp., (v) index, (1)pp. list of plates at rear. Complete with 23 single or double paged plates of which 11 are folding, two plates bound in out of order. Vol. IV- April, 1851-March, 1852. London, For George Herbert, Quarto. 288pp., (vii) index, (1)pp. list of plates. Complete with 25 single or double plates of which 11 are folding including one extra large folding advertising plate at rear of Specimens of Articles Manufactured From Fireclay before the index (not listed). Front inner hinge just starting, rear hinge cracked through endpaper. Bound in brown cloth, spine lettering gilt. Vol. V-April, 1852-March, 1853. London, For George Herbert. Quarto. viii, 296pp., Complete with 27 single or double paged plates of which 2 are folding. Both hinges cracked through endpaper. Bound in dark green cloth, spine lettering gilt. Spine has faded to lighter shade of green, a few light spots of foxing to first few leaves. Vol. VI. April, 1853-March, 1854. London, For George Herbert. viii., 296pp., Complete with 26 single or double paged plates of which two are folding. Bound in dark green cloth, leather spine label gilt, spine uniformly faded to a lighter green. Vol. VII.April, 1854-March, 1855. London, For George Herbert. Quarto. V11, (1)pp. list of plates, 288pp. Complete with 23 single or double paged plates of which one is folding. Bound in dark brown embossed cloth, black morocco spine label gilt with chipping, some loss of cloth along gutters of spine with a couple of spots with loss of cloth to spine, internally clean. Vol. I, Second Series. April, 1856-March, 1857. London, For Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. Quarto. vvi, (1)pp. list of plates, 332pp., Complete with 17 single or double paged plates of which two are folding, light scattered foxing to first and last few leaves, bound in brown cloth, spine uniformly faded to lighter brown, black leather label gilt. Vol. II. Second Series. April, 1857-March, 1858. London, For Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. vii, (1)pp. list of plates, 332pp., Complete with 17 single or double paged plates of which two are folding, bound in brown cloth, spine faded to light brown, leather spine label gilt with some chipping. Vol. III. Second Series. April, 1858-March, 1859. London, For Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. Quarto. vi, (1)pp. list of plates, 332pp. Complete with 14 single or double paged plates. The first plate (plate #222) has a small hole and a small closed tear evidently from something previously mounted and removed from its backside. Bound in purple cloth, spine evenly faded, lacking spine label. Vol IV. Second Series. Ap. Quarto.
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