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The Curiosities of Industry and the Applied Sciences

By George Dodd

1852 - London - George Routledge and Co

9" by 6", 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24, 24pp

 
 
 
 
 

 

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The first edition of this wonderful collection of essays on mechanical and technological curiosities.

Contains the important section on Babbage (origins of Cyberspace 70) entitled 'Calculating and Registering Machines'

A miscellany of interesting facts by a Victorian authority on manufacture and industry, that speaks very much of an age becoming fascinated with factual information about new technologies.

With armorial bookplate of Lord Farnham to front pastedown.

George Dodd (18081881) was a journeyman author employed in supplying Victorian publications with the type of factual article for which there was a vast demand. During nearly half a century he was known as an industrious and painstaking writer. An aptitude for presenting statistics in an attractive form made him a useful assistant to the publisher Charles Knight. He wrote numerous articles on industrial art in the Penny Cyclopaedia, the English Cyclopaedia, and supplements. He edited and wrote much of the Cyclopaedia of the Industry of All Nations (1851). He contributed to the Penny Magazine, to London, to The Land we Live in, and to several other of Knight's serial publications. Some of his papers were collected and published in volumes, under the titles of Days at the Factories, or, The Manufacturing Industry of Great Britain Described (1843; repr. 1967) and Curiosities of Industry (1852). DNB

CONDITION

In the publishers original decorative cloth binding. Externally smart with just a little shelfwear, and slight wear to the head of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Bright and clean with just light foxing to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED a lovely original square copy.


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