Brown cloth with minor ruling and decoration in blind. 998 pp. Small black and white illustrations throughout. A dictionary of various items relating to art, mining and manufacturing containing entries spanning from K to Z. This includes lengthy entries on lead, mines and various topics related to them (ventilation, etc.), metallurgy, leather, oils, milk, paper cutting, paper manufacturing and printing, silver, steel, etc. FAIR condition. Front cover tenuously attached and in danger of detaching with much further handling. Rear cover also becoming detached, but holding on a bit better. Faded dark spotted splash stains across the front cover, with some staining to the rear. Moderate to heavy uneven fading to the covers. Minor soiling. Cloth split and tearing in a few locations. Extremities very scuffed, with the cloth fraying and worn. Cloth backstrip chipped, split, torn and creased, with moderate loss along the hinges and head and tail. Apparently reglued at some point. Splash stains to the fore edge. Text block solid, with minor toning. Ownership signature present. Reference copy only. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and ...
Publisher: Appleton and Company
Publication Date: 1865
Book Condition: Fair
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