New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1866. Second edition. Hardcovers. Item #25285
Extensively revised from the 1850 first edition eliminating items which did not stand the test of time and new mechanizations added. Examples of topics are railroad, pile drivers, locks of canals, perforating machine, watch making, tube making machine, etc. 1924 pages with engravings of engineers and inventors with engraved illustrations of their machines. Bound in half leather over pebbled cloth. Spine lettering and cover illustration stamped in gilt. Hinges unbroken and sound. Both volumes very good plus. A very handsome set.