London: Printed for Knight and Lacey, 1825. First edition. Thick 8vo., [viii publisher's adverts], xiv, 795  pp., folding frontispieces,  numerous plates (some folding, including diagrams). Contemporary binding of marbled paper over boards, backed in thick green paper with a printed spine label; boards and corner rubbed and chipped, label rubbed, occasional scattered foxing, fore and bottom edge untrimmed. Very good. Item #27630
Presents the state of technology just prior to the invention of photography. One of the best sources of information on sawmills, wind and water wheels, pumping, grinding, pressing and printing machinery, including printing presses, fire engines, clocks, watches, varnishing, engraving, stereotyping, etc.