Drawing Encyclopedia Mechanics Architecture Topography 1869 Appleton leatherBrian DiMambro
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Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Drawing, Designed as a Text-Book for the Mechanic, Architect, Engineer, and Surveyor. Comprising Geometrical Projection, Mechanical, Architectural, and Topographical Drawing, Perspective, and Isometry, edited by W. E. Worthen.
Published 1869, New York by D. Appleton and Company.
496 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout, including a mounted real photographic plate, three color lithographed plates, a hand colored map of California and countless illustrations, many full page, some lithographed.
A superior example of this monumental book.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, embossed compartment decorations, cloth covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c.10 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W.