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Title: REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PATENTS for the Year 1858 ARTS & MANUFACTURES vol.3 PLATES
Description: Washington DC, Steedman 1859 674 Plates of Patent drawings inc. textile manufacturing machinery, Steam and Gas Engines, math.instruments, engineering, navigation . Octavo lacks covers but bookblock tight 732pp marginal brown stain towards the end just touching print. Last 3 leaves of index have some edge chips but no text is obscured. This volume includes the index for all 3 volumes, as this is THE PLATE VOLUME for the 2 descriptive volumes. It includes FIREARMS with plates of revolvers, MEDICAL equipment and artifical limbs, Clothes incl.bustles, hoops, umbrellas, marvelously impractical "Apparatus for walking on water", household Gadgets eg. sewing machines, even a "rotary blast producing chair", Navigational improvements, shoemaking, various RR seats that turn into couchettes, everything is here.

Keywords: patent illustrations

Price: GBP 42.00 = appr. US$ 59.98 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V59787

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