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The Artist's Guide and Mechanic's Own Book Embracing the Portion of Chemistry Applicable to the Mechanic Arts with Abstracts of Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, Pneumatics, Optics, Astronomy and Mechanical Philosophy Also Mechanical Exercises in Iron.

Pilkington, James

Published by Portland: Sanborn & Carter, 1852, Portland, 1852
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Reader's Corner, Inc. (Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.)

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Leather Hard Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. 1852 Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black leather, four rib spine, gold edging on both boards and around the spine ribs, gold title on spine. Really nice condition shiny black leather binding, marbled end papers, good hinges. Some foxing of text. Looks like the vade mecum of the pre civil war mechanic and artist. Contains everything there is to know about electricity in 3 pages. Same for magnetism. Some nice steam power stuff, very primitive steam locomotive engraving. Lots of chemistry and formulas. Most scarce in leather binding. Bookseller Inventory # 010865

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Title: The Artist's Guide and Mechanic's Own Book ...

Publisher: Portland: Sanborn & Carter, 1852, Portland

Publication Date: 1852

Binding: Leather Hard Bound

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1852 Printing

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