Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 304

Price Realized: $ 250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
(SCIENCE & ENGINEERING.) The Manufacturer and Builder: A Practical Journal of Industrial Progress. Numerous illustrations. 48 monthly issues in 4 volumes, complete, with collective titles and annual indices. iv, 380; iv, 380; iv, 288, 12; [2], iv, 288, 8 pages. Large 4to, publisher's gilt cloth pictorial, minimal wear; minimal wear to contents. New York, 1869-72

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The first 4 years, in a handsome run. The May 1869 issue has a cover article on the invention of the telephone, six years before Alexander Graham Bell's famous call to Mr. Watson. "this invention may, in its present state, have no direct practical application . . . but who can say that it does not contain the germ of a new method of working the telegraph?" (page 129). The August 1870 issue discusses "Calculating by Machinery," with an illustration of "the Swedish calculating machine at Albany, N.Y." (page 225). Lomazow 768.