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Description: with a woodcut frontispiece, and 6 full-page woodcuts in the text, a few edges a little frayed, pp. 175 (frontispiece included in the pagination, but not part of sig. A: perhaps K8), 12mo, modern sheep, lettered in gilt on spine

Publication Details: Dublin: Printed by A. O'Neil, 1822

Notes: According to Osborne, this title was first published in 1812, but we have not been able to corroborate this. 2 Dublin editions appeared c. 1820, and another, SPCK, about the same time. All are rare. The topics are shipbuilding, and then minerals and their attendant industries. The illustration accompanying the text on tin is a representation of Herschel'as 40-foot telescope. The text is partly historical, and partly a paean to British prowess in industry, and the advance of technology. Nevertheless, the origins of shipbuilding are to be found with Noah. ...more

Bibliography: (Osborne p.123)

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Price: £350

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: 1822

Stock Number: 62890

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