Published by Holtzapffel & Co., 1850; FIRST EDITION, pages 1026-1477, (2, blank), (16, illustrated Holtzapffel adverts), 8vo, original brown cloth : a very good copy. Vol 3 only of this standard work by a brilliant mechanician.
Though it was intended that it run to six volumes, only five were published. This third volume includes a cumulative index to the first three volumes and separate chapters on lapidary work, gem and glass engraving, and,... (Science Engineering Lathe Work Turning)
Condition: Spine has become detached from the binding. Half leather and marble boards are in very poor condition. Spine held together with tape. Corners rounded and heavily bumped. Covers heavily scuffed. Interior pages are tanned but in clear, legible condition. The back several pages have an ink stain on the bottom left hand corner (this does not touch the text).