Rees' Encyclopedia 1820 Hydraulics-Naval Architecture plate book 195 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Engravings, Sciences, Arts).
The Cyclopaedia or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, by Abraham Rees.
Published 1820, London for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown.
Text in English.
Profusely illustrated throughout with 195 engraved plates (approx.15 folding), book is a series of engraved plates with a title page. Virtually all plates engraved by Wilson Lowry.
Later institutional cloth binding, gilt title lettering. A small random assortment of plates have small blind stamps (perhaps 3 or 4 total)
Volume 3 of a larger set. This volume complete unto itself, being a long run of images.
Topics include (w/ # of engraved plates): Hydraulics & Diving (16), Iron Manufacture & Furnaces (8), Lamps (2), Lighthouse (1), Magnetism (7), Masonry (2), Mechanics & Various Machinery (46), Military Maneuvers (6), Millwork (3), Miscellany (28), Monograms (11), Music (36), Ancient Musical Instruments (15), Naval Architecture (13 Large Folding Plates).
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time, book remains clean and overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally, some minor old corner staining or spots.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 11 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W.