The Practical Draughtsman's Book of Industrial Design, and Machinist's and Engineer's Drawing Companion: Forming a complete course of Mechanical, Engineering, and Architectural Drawing. From the original French by Messrs. Armengaud and Amouroux.

New York. Stringer & Townsend. Nd. [1854]. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 4to. 29cm, v,196p., plus 54 primarily double-page tipped-in engraved plates (2 in colour), numerous text illustrations, figures, tables, in contemporary half calf, wide blind ruled raised bands, dark crimson leather label, gilt titles, cross-grain brown cloth boards, Nonpareil marbled endpapers, (used vertically) edges marbled, a very good copy (ds1). An early American printing from the London edition of 1853, this first American edition was first issued in parts. It was first published in 1848 by French engineers, Jacques Eugene and Charles Armengaud. "Rewritten and arranged, with additional matter and plates, selections from and examples of the most useful and generally employed mechanism of the day" by William Johnson, editor of "The Practical Mechanic's Journal". The extensive engraved plates including examples of a locomotive, wood-planning machine, textile washing machine, power loom, team boiler, and machine engines. A popular trade publication influential in the fields of mechanical engineering and design of machines. It helped to raise the standard of American architectural and engineering drawing up to the same level as that of contemporary Europe. Johnson's ten additional plates show a shaping machine, woodplaning apparatus, textile washing plant, power loom, and include three especially fine representations of an "express locomotive." Hitchcock, Amer. Architectural Books, 655. Item #38580

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