THE MECHANIC; OR, COMPENDIUM OF PRACTICAL INVENTIONS; CONTAINING TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN ARTICLES. SELECTED AND ORIGINAL, ARRANGED UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADS: I. MANUFACTURES AND TRADE. II. PHILOSOPHICAL APPARATUS AND THE FINE ARTS. III. RURAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMY, AND MISCELLANIES. James Smith.

THE MECHANIC; OR, COMPENDIUM OF PRACTICAL INVENTIONS; CONTAINING TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN ARTICLES. SELECTED AND ORIGINAL, ARRANGED UNDER THE FOLLOWING HEADS: I. MANUFACTURES AND TRADE. II. PHILOSOPHICAL APPARATUS AND THE FINE ARTS. III. RURAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMY, AND MISCELLANIES

London: Printed at the Caxton Press, by Henry Fisher, 1824. Sixth ed. 2 volumes. 8vos., [vol. I] x, 496 pp., frontispiece with tissue guard; [vol. II] vi, 472 pp., frontispiece; illustrated by 108 copperplate engravings, many folding. Publisher's original paper over boards with printed spine labels, spines chipped. A very good set. Item #27640

An excellent review of technology in the period leading to the invention of photography; covers making of gelatin, pigment, telescopes and lenses, and more than 200 additional subjects.

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