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[Miss Gascoigne, of Parlington Park, near Leeds]:

THE TURNER'S COMPANION: CONTAINING INSTRUCTIONS IN CONCENTRIC, ELLIPTIC, AND ECCENTRIC TURNING; ALSO VARIOUS PLATES OF CHUCKS, TOOLS, AND INSTRUMENTS; AND DIRECTIONS FOR USING THE ECCENTRIC CUTTER, DRILL, VERTICAL CUTTER, AND CIRCULAR REST; WITH PATTERNS, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORKING THEM.

Henry Carey Baird, (Successor to E.L. Carey,) S.E. Corner Market and Fifth Streets, Philadelphia: 1851 12mo, original dark cloth stamped in blind, gilt-lettered title on front cover. 135, [1 blank], [8 publ. advts] pp, with twelve full-page plates plus two folding plates. Private library plate on front pastedown. A clean, bright, copy with but minor wear. Near Fine. The author's purpose is to explain "the rudiments of this beautiful art." The plates are extremely attractive, with renderings of the tools used in the craft; and patterns, in contrasting black and white. Text material discusses the history of the lathe, arc patterns, Chinese Balls, boring collars and tools, black dye for ivory; milling, molding, and other tools; screws, needle cases, ornamented stoppers, chuck wheel, and a host of other matters. First American Edition of the first monograph on ornamental turning written by a woman. Abell, Leggat & Ogden, #281 [A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE ART OF TURNING AND LATHE AND MACHINE TOOL HISTORY (1970)]. Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker. OCLC locates a number of institutional holdings.


Book Id: 12992

Price: $450.00

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