LEIGH, EVAN. - The Science of Modern Cotton Spinning: embracing mill architecture; machinery for cotton ginning, opening ... preparing and spinning, with all the latest improvements; also articles on steam and water power ... gearing and American system of belting compared ... boiler explosions, &c; ...
Manchester, Palmer & Howe &c 1875. Two volumes largish quarto publisher's gilt decorated cloth (spines faded and rubbed); viii,152, & x,153-320pp and 41 plates, plans, elevations and measured drawings (one chromolitho and several double page), illustrations through the text. Inner front hinge of volume one strengthened with paper (neat enough); the rubbed spines are a bit of a puzzle because the contents show few signs of ever being used. A rather good set. ¶ Third edition, it was first issued in parts in 1871-72 and two more editions followed this; all seem unchanged. A handsome and authoritive work. Leigh was by this time a grand old man of engineering and invention with "almost half a century's personal experience". He uses the recent India Mill at Darwen designed by Ernest Bates (the 300 foot chimney comes straight from Rawlinson) as an example of a "first class type" and one of the "noblest specimens of mill architecture".AUD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 532.25 US$ 574.64 | £UK 459.5 | JP¥ 63908] Book number 8561
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