Evans, Oliver | The first American book on mills and milling machines
The Young Mill-Wright and Miller's Guide. Philadelphia: Printed for and sold by the author, 1795
8vo (203 x 124 mm). 26 engraved plates, two of which folding, list of subscribers at end; spotting, plates with old tape repairs. In custom slipcase and folding chemise. Contemporary mottled calf; rebacked, some rubbing to extremities. In custom slipcase and folding chemise.
First edition of "the first American book on mills and milling machines, and a landmark of early American technology" (Federal).
ESTC W29728; Evans 28644; Federal Hundred 50; Sabin 23182
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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