Useful Arts Applications of Science 1840 Jacob Bigelow illustrated book moveableBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The School Library Vol XI. The Useful Arts, Considered in Connection with the Applications of Science Vol. I. With Numerous Engravings, Jacob Bigelow.
Published 1840, Boston, Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb.
384 pages. Text in English. Steel engraved frontis. Illustrated throughout with small wood engravings.
First volume (of two), but contents complete unto themselves.
Includes the scarce early moveable flap image which transforms the face of a man.
Period 1/4 leather binding, gilt title lettering.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2 "H x 4 3/4" W.