Workshop receipts, for the use of manufacturers, mechanics, and scientific amateurs.
London. E. & F. N. Spon, 1873.
8vo. iv, 450, 16pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's brown cloth, stamped in gilt and black. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to verso of FFEP, occasional spotting.
An early edition of civil engineer Ernest Spon's (1849-1890) popular reference work for craftsman, an exhaustive catalogue of receipts which, inter alia, includes descriptions of the processes behind etching, gilding, photography, and the making of fireworks and ceramics.£ 50.00 Antiquates Ref: 21878