Boston, MA: Philips, Sampson and Company, 1849. First edition. Embossed Cloth over Boards. Octavo, pp. 403 plus 5-page publisher's catalog bound in, illustrated with b/w line drawings. Ex-library markings. Very Good. Item #21635
A practical reference guide for the engineer, with chapters on practical geometry, mensuration, and instrumental arithmetic; tables of practical data around the strength of various building materials; mechanics; continuous circular motion; practical properties of water; steam power; friction, boilers and the steam engine; and much more. The second portion of the book describes the honor and responsibilities of the mechanic, and includes chapters such as prejudices against the mechanical trade, means and rewards of intellectual cultivation accessible to the mechanic, the morals of the mechanic, the studies of the mechanic, and much more. Very scarce; this is the first time we've been able to offer this book.