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The manufacture of iron, in all its various branches.

Overman, Frederick.

Published by Henry C. Baird, Philadelphia, 1850
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Illustrated with => 150 in-text wood engravings done by William B. Gihon, this important early treatise on the "practical utility" of the technology of the iron industry was written by a prominent mining engineer and metallurgist. The title-page proclaims, "Including a description of wood-cutting, coal-digging, and the burning of charcoal and coke; the digging and roasting of iron ore; the building and management of blast furnaces, working by charcoal, coke, or anthracite; the refining of iron, and the conversion of the crude into wrought iron by charcoal forges and puddling furnaces . . . to which is added, an essay on the manufacture of steel." This is the second edition, following the first of the previous year. 8vo (24 cm, 9.4"). 492, [4 (adv.)] pp.; illus. Publisher's brown cloth, covers and spine with blind-stamped decorations and gilt-stamped vignettes; extremities rubbed, spine head chipped, gilt lightly rubbed. Ex?social club library: paper shelving label on spine, 19th-century bookplate, front free endpaper lacking, pressure-stamp on title-page, no other markings. Small crescent burn mark to upper margin of title-page, a very few small smudges elsewhere, otherwise clean. Bookseller Inventory # 28291

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Title: The manufacture of iron, in all its various ...

Publisher: Henry C. Baird, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1850

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