The Imperial Cyclopaedia of Machinery, Being a Series of Plans, Sections and Elevations of Stationary, Marine and Locomotive Engines, Spinning Machinery, Grinding Mills, Tools &c. . . from the Great Exhibition, with Descriptive Letterpress, an Essay on the Steam Engine, and a History of the Railways of Great Britain. William JOHNSON.

The Imperial Cyclopaedia of Machinery, Being a Series of Plans, Sections and Elevations of Stationary, Marine and Locomotive Engines, Spinning Machinery, Grinding Mills, Tools &c. . . from the Great Exhibition, with Descriptive Letterpress, an Essay on the Steam Engine, and a History of the Railways of Great Britain

Glasgow: William MacKenzie, [1852-56]. Folio (39cm). Half-bound in black leather, purple cloth over boards, with double gilt roll along edges of cloth; grey-green endpapers; engraved title and dedication, frontispiece, 78 inserted plates (many double-page spreads), and numerous in-text wood engravings. Binder's ticket of E. Griffiths & Son, Birkenhead. Lacking 22 plates listed in the table of contents, but bound with an extra copy of Niagara Throstle II. A straight copy, rubbed, joints cracking, hinges reinforced with cloth (internally), foxing to endpapers but text and plates largely clean, though slightly toned: Very Good. An overview of industrial technology, with numerous detailed engraved plates depicting machinery for numerous industries, including steam engines, weaving, mills, and more.

Price: $400.00

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