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A HISTORY OF INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES, AND ORIGINS.
Beckmann, John.

A HISTORY OF INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES, AND ORIGINS.

Translated from the German by William Johnston. Carefully revised and enlarged by William Francis and J.W. Griffith. Henry G. Bohn 1846.
4th Ed. 2 vols. [xxiv] + 518pp. + 32pp. publ. adverts. + xii + 548pp. Port. frontiss. Some light marginal browning, contemporary ownership signature, upper hinge to vol. 1 sl. tender, original gilt lettered blind embossed green cloth, corners sl. bumped, some minor rubbing, spines browned and sl. chipped at head and tail. Bohnís Standard Library. First published in 1780-1805, the above work deals with the origin and history of a number of trades and became the basis for the scientific technology of modern times.
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