Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary (3 vol):

Knight, Edward H.

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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1881. 944 pp (each vol), 4to. Leather w/ gilt. Rubbing to spines & edges, all intact with exception of splitting at ends of vol 1 joints, chip to vol 3 spine head. 2 pos' signatures to ffep verso in all vols. Sm. sticker to ffep, dampstain to top edge of first 15 pgs of vol 1. Hinge splitting after first signature of vol 1 but firmly attached; one page detached in final signature. Sm. dampstain to scattered edges of vol 2 textblock - one partial signature crumbling at very tip of edge from contact w/ liquid. Few tiny scattered marks/foxing throughout vols; pages overall clean & crisp. Binding strong w/ noted exceptions. "Illustrated with upwards of seven thousand engravings," - intricate b&w drawings throughout, many plates, some fold-out. Full title: "A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts." Very Good Leather (Item ID: 149440)



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