The Circle of the Mechanical Arts
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The Circle of the Mechanical Arts, Martin, Thomas, London: Richard Rees, 1813
616pp + 38 engraved plates
Bound in paper-covered boards, the front board printed as a title page and nearly detached, the back board now detached, two-inch loss to top of spine, housed in a modern clamshell box with leather spine.
Note: The author cites Joseph Moxon's Mechanic Exercises (1683) as a model for his work. One source suggests that Thomas Martin is a pseudonym for John Farey (1766-1826), who contributed a number of items to Rees's Cyclopedia.
bookplate of Ted Crom on title page.