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Book Number 6280 
Author Caesar, Charles; and Weissenborn, Gustavus: 
Title "Collection of drawings in detail of the most approved construction of American machinery : with descriptions, calculations and specifications / by the American Engineering Society of New York. “ Bound with "Collection of drawings in detail of the most approved construction of American machinery : with descriptions, calculations amd specifications / by the American Engineering Society of New York. “ Bound with "American engineering, illustrated by large and detailed engravings embracing various branches of mechanical art, stationary, marine, river boat, screw propeller, locomotive, pumping and steam fire engines, rolling and sugar mills, tools, and iron bridges, of the newest and most approved construction. 
Date c.1852 and c.1851-1861.  
Publisher Work I: Charles Caesar, 131 Fulton -Street; Work II: G Weissenborn's engineering office  
Place of Publication New York: 
Edition First Editions. Atlas volumes only. 
Volume Information  
Cover Contemporary red pebbled cloth; rebacked expertly; spine raised with five bands; gilt lettered title on two; dated; endpapers renewed; edges uncut.  
Illustration Work I: Twenty-two (22) illustrated plates, of these one (1) full-page hand-coloured title and 21 double-page plates. Work II: Thirty-seven (37 of 50) illustrated plates; of these one (1) full-page hand-coloured title and 36 double-page plates - some in colour.  
Size Large folio (612 x 395 mm 
Condition Near fine and handsome example with plates clean and crisp; few plates backed with acid-free tissue paper.  
Provenance  
Pagination  
Reference Sampson Low & Sons: The American Catalogue of Books: Or, English Guide to American Literature ... p.46; Nicolas Trubner: Trübner's Bibliographical Guide to American Literature: A ... (1859); John H. White: A History of the American Locomotive: Its Develop 
Translation Info  
Notes A selection of engineering plates from the two most important and scarce American engineering works. American Engineering seems to have occupied much of Weissenborn’s attention in the mid-late 1850s and in 1861 he published his complete work as text and plate volumes of 50 plates in a folio atlas.  
Price (US$) 15000  
Short Description Book Americas U.S East & Central; Book Plate Books General; Book Science & Technology; Book Transportation General; Book Transportation Marine; Book Transportation Railway;  
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