Engineering Illustrated Science 1883-85 America Mechanical periodical 48 issuesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Periodicals, Engineering, Inventions, 19th Century Science].
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The Leffel Mechanical News: A Journal of Manufacturing, Engineering, Milling, and Mining.
Published twice monthly, New York by James Leffel and Co. [Springfield, Ohio, Manufacturers of Leffel Double Turbine Water Wheel and Bookwalter Portable Engines.
Long run of twice-monthly issues, two years bound together in a single volume. March 15th, 1883 to March 1st, 1884 [Vol. XIII] with Mar. 15, 1884- Mar 1, !885 [vol. XIV]. Rare double page wood-engraved birds-eye view of the publishers impressive premises bound into first issue.
Total of 48 individual issues, all consecutive and complete with advertising as issued.
Rare 19th century illustrated periodical, this example custom bound c.1890 for the original owner whose name is stamped in gilt at the base of the spine.
Handsome period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt lettering with decorative rules, lovely marbled end papers. George Leavitt's name gilt stamped at spine base.
Some rubbing on spine and covers, small old worming loss to cloth surface in spots, never offensive or severe. Binding remains visually pleasing, sound, sturdy, tight, leather supple, handsome antiquarian book.
Illustrated newspaper that contains hundreds, if not thousands, of original wood and line engravings, many detailing diagrams of recent inventions or mechanical marvels of the time. Also contains a profusion of fascinating period advertisements.
A very scarce newspaper format magazine of this era, likely a unique one-of-a-kind survival.
(Priced at $10 per complete issue, many single covers or images alone worth multiples of this value individually as scarce and appealing historic printed images).
Book measures: 15 1/2" H X 11" W.