Repertory of Arts and Manufactures

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2015-11-02 12:15:44


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Lot 210: (Repertory of Arts and Manufactures) Title: The Repertory of Arts and Manufactures: Consisting of Original Communications, Specifications of Patent Inventions, and Selections of Useful Practical Papers from the Transactions of the Philosophical Societies of all Nations. Volumes 2 through 9. Place Published: London. Publisher: G. and T. Wilkie, et al. Date Published: 1795-98. Description: Volumes 2 through 9 only. Engraved plates. (8vo) 20.5x13 cm (8x5 1/4") period brown half calf and marbled boards, red morocco labels lettered in gilt. First Editions. A nice run of the early years of this influential and long running periodical showcasing the scientific and industrial advances of the day. Many interesting engravings of inventions, etc. Condition: Leather a bit dry and brittle, a few chips, rubbed, bookplates; light foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $400-$700
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