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The Useful Arts and Manufactures of Great Britain.

London Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1840s.

The chapters of these books were evidently first published as separate booklets, and each has its own pagination. They provide a very detailed description of the various trades and manufactures, and are illustrated with many woodcuts. These two volumes appear to comprise the complete set of papers, and include- Glass Pottery & Porcelain Silk Copper & Tin Brass Buttons Hats Coal Gas Iron Various steel trades, including cutlery, cast iron, nails & screws, gun barrels, wire, needles and files & saws Paper Leather Parchment Glue Sugar and the textile trades including Cotton Yarn Linen Yarn Woollen Yarn Woven Goods Calico Printing and Dyeing.

2 volumes. 4.5"x7", about 500 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations publisher's brown embossed cloth with gilt titles covers a bit rubbed and soiled top third of each blank endpaper excised some light internal spotting, but very nice copies.

Inventory #: 30751
Price: $ 275.00      

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