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The Imperial Journal of Art, Science, Mechanics and Engineering
Manchester - James Ainsworth, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarcehighly illustrated journal of Art, Science, Mechanics and Engineering with numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout including several fold-out plans and diagrams. In threevolumes complete. Published in the time of the Great Exhibition and a period of great Victorian industrialprogression. 'The object of the present undertaking is to PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF THE WORKING CLASSES - to afford them an easy means of acquiring every kind of useful knowledge. 'The journals encompass a wide range of topics, embracing treatises on anatomy and physiology, architecture, astronomy, agriculture, botany, chemistry, daguerreotyping, electrotyping, geography, geology, history, horticulture, mathematics - algebra, geometry, trigonometry, mechanical drawing and perspective, mechanics, medicine, natural philosophy, navigation, phrenology, political economy, also the arts of dyeing and bleaching, iron and brass founding, the manufacture of soda, German sheet glass etc. Includinga series of practical papers on the steam engine, illustrated by beautiful drawings of land, marine and locomotive engines. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with some wear to extremities including loss and some liftingto backstrips andinstitutional labels to spines. With slight rubbing toboards. Three joints held by cords only and three starting. Internally, firmly bound but with the odd closed tear to fold-outs. Bright but with occasional spotting, marks and off-setting to pages. With institutional labels to front pastedowns and ink stamps to pages. Overall: GOOD.
      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
Last Found On: 2013-08-20           Check availability:      Biblio    

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