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The curiosities of industry and the applied sciences

Dodd, George

Published by Routledge, London, 1852
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Dodd, George (1801-81). The curiosities of industry and the applied sciences. 8vo. [4], 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 20pp. London: George Routledge & Co., 1852. 220 x 141 mm. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, lightly worn at extremities. Endpapers lightly foxed, otherwise fine. Early owner's name on front endpaper. Bookplate and stamp of the Royal Society of Arts Library. Second and more complete edition. A collection of papers on various British industries, originally issued in parts, intended as a supplement to the Cyclopaedia of the Industry of All Nations published by Charles Knight in 1851. The work was first issued under the title Dodd's Curiosities of Industry (London: H. Lea, [1852?]); the earlier version contains only 12 papers to the present version's 16. The article on "Calculating and registering machines" (present in both versions) contains an account of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1 and a brief notice of the Analytical Engine. Other papers describe the manufacture and/or industrial uses of glass, wood, iron, electricity, paper, gold, textiles, etc. Origins of Cyberspace 70. Bookseller Inventory # 38338

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Publisher: Routledge, London

Publication Date: 1852

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