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Machinery.- Bailey (Alexander Mabyn) One Hundred and Six Copper Plates of Mechanical Machines, and Implements of Husbandry...illustrated by a Particular Description of each Instrument, and an Account of the several Discoveries and Improvements in Agriculture, Manufactures, Mechanics, Chemistry and the Polite Arts..., 2 vol. in 1, woodcut head-pieces, 106 engraved plates (those in vol.2 with aquatint), a few folding, some offsetting, some occasional light foxing, contemporary diced russia, gilt, covers detached, [cf. Fussell p.99 and Perkins 87], folio, for Benjamin White, 1782.

⁂ A scarce reissue of the first edition of 1776-79 of this work published by The Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce. Here the plates re-engraved and depicting newly-invented machines including ploughs, windmills, spinning wheels, pumps, carriages, stoves, harpoons and time-pieces.

Provenance: Emo Park Library (bookplate).

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Machinery.- Bailey (Alexander Mabyn) One Hundred and

Estimate £400 - £600
36d8h41m17s
£10
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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