The Science of Mechanics, as Applied to the Present Improvements in the Useful Arts in Europe, and in the United States of America: Adapted as a Manual for Mechanics and Manufacturers, and Containing Tables and Calculations of General Practical Utility. Zachariah ALLEN.

The Science of Mechanics, as Applied to the Present Improvements in the Useful Arts in Europe, and in the United States of America: Adapted as a Manual for Mechanics and Manufacturers, and Containing Tables and Calculations of General Practical Utility

Providence: Hutchens & Cory, 1829. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21.5cm). Recent quarter-calf with marbled paper over boards, titled in gilt on spine, all edges sprinkled; [vi], 364, [2]pp; frontispiece, 3 inserted plates, and in-text diagrams and illustrations. Copyright slip laid down on title page verso. Errata leaf at rear. Two leaves of manuscript notes laid in, headed "Extracts from Fairbanks on Mills & Mill Work." Rebound but sturdy, 2 plates with slightly clumsy repairs, generally browned with scattered foxing: Good.

Allen "played an important role as a disseminator of new technology through both the practical example of his factories and as a lecturer and author." This, "[h]is most notable work, . . . discussed the rudiments of mechanical science and their practical applications in industry and engineering" (ANB). AMERICAN IMPRINTS 37424. RINK 822.

Price: $300.00

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