Title: Timber Merchant's Guide
Publisher: John D. Toy for James Lovegrove, Baltimore
Publication Date: 1823
Edition: First Edition
Contemporary (original) full sheep. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). 24 pp.,  pp. of letterpress tables, plus 30 hand-colored lithographic plates by Henry Stone after Guillet at rear. Full title reading, "Timber Merchant's Guide. Also a Table, whereby, at one view, may be seen the solid and superficial measure of any square or unequal Hewed Logs or Plank, from one to forty-seven inches. Also, Plates representing the Figures of the principle pieces of timber, used in building a seventy-four Gun Ship of the Line, in standing trees" The second book printed in America illustrated with lithographs and an important record of the use of timber in ship building, as well as forest conservation. The 30 plates illustrates the most economic method of using various tree types to provide the variously shaped and stressed pieces of timber needed in ship building. An unsophisticated copy showing expected general wear to exterior and typical foxing; lacking spine label, joints tender. References: American Imprints 12738; Bennett, American Color Plate Books, p. 67; Bradely Bibliography IV, p. 222; Peters, America on Stone, p. 376. Bookseller Inventory # 002862
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