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Andrew Gray's Experienced Millwright 1804 1st Edition  

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The Experienced Millwright; or, A Treatise on the Construction of Some of the Most Useful Machines, with the Latest Improvements. To Which is Prefixed, a Short Account of the General Principles of Mechanics, and the Mechanical Powers

Gray, Andrew


Archibald Constable & Co.



[vi], 73 pp. 44 full-page engraved plates. (Folio) 38.5x37.5 cm (15¼x14¾") early pastepaper boards. First Edition.

Rare first edition of this important and well-illustrated volume of plans for mills of various construction, uses, and sources of power. Plates and descriptions include snuff mills, corn mills, mills for various flours, barley, malt, flax, oil, paper, etc.; also bleaching machines, a plan and elevation for a paper mill, etc. More commonly found in the second edition of 1806, only a single copy of this 1804 edition appears in auction records (Christie's 1984, $1,165). OCLC locates only 8 copies in US institutional holdings, 5 additional copies located internationally.

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Wear and scuffing to boards, hinges repaired; foxing and dampstain throughout, heavier at front of volume; very good.

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