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- Papers on Mechanics, published by the Society of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. Vol. I. 1810 - 1843.

 1390145595,
London c1811-43. Thick octavo publisher's cloth backed boards (neatly recased), printed paper spine label; title and contents leaves, some 680 pages and 115 engraved plates (some double page or folding). Spotting of some plates but a rather good copy. ¶ "Only one hundred copies selected" according to the title page. This bit of economic housekeeping on the part of the society, using up their stock of journals, gives us a handy compendium of 120 papers on a plethora of subjects, from the odd and mundane to some quite important advances in subects like life-saving and safety, scientific instruments and timekeepers, shipbuilding, fire escapes, and all manner of machines. Despite the title's claim the papers stop in the early 1820's. Other compilations were produced, one on chemistry, one on trade and the colonies, and maybe one on manufactures and one on agriculture (the descriptions I can find for these are unclear) but all seem to be rare.
AUD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 500 US$ 558.69 | £UK 431 | JP¥ 62557] Book number 8245

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