Rees' Encyclopedia 1820 w/ 229 engraved plates Basso- Horology chemistry enginesBrian 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.
c. 300 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout, book is a series of engraved plates with a title page. Plates all engraved by Wilson Lowry.
Institutional cloth binding, gilt title lettering.
Volume 2 of a larger set. This volume complete unto itself. Topics include (with number of engravings, some subjects not listed): Bleaching (4), Machinery (7), Military Encampments (4), Castrametation (3), Canals (7), Cannons (3), Candle Making (1), Chemistry (22), Clouds (2), Composition (2), Conics (10), Cotton Manufacture (14), Dialing (4), Drawing (8), Electricity (16), Engines (12), Farriery (1), Fortifications - Military (8), Furnaces (4), Gardening (2), Geometry (15), Gunnery (1), Heraldry & Crests (15), Horology & Clocks (48).
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 but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
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.