The Polytechnic Journal Volume the Sixth [with] Volume the Eighth
Publisher: Office of the Polytechnic Journal, London;
Date of Publication: 1842
Stock Code: 5767
Matching bound volumes of the periodical covering January-June 1842 and January -June 1843 (six issues per volume). Octavo, pp iv, 400,  & v, 442. Illustrated including fold out Railway Signals plate to 1842 and double-page plate and fold-out of paving specifications to 1843. Half polished calf with 4 raised bands, gilt titles to spine and gilt decoration to bands; marbled paper-covered boards and all edges marbled. Spines lightly toned; upper joint of 1842 Volume just starting and of 1843 Volume cracked but very firmly holding. Boards lightly surface scuffed with small chip to paper lower board 1842; minor wear to corners. Foxing to early and late leaves of both volumes; ownership inscription to 1842 in ink and pencil notes at head of 1842 p1 and 1843 Index. Good condition.
Two volumes from the nineteenth century monthly periodical covering, as its title suggests, a wide range of subjects. Contents include Animal Tuition and Animal Hygiene, Calotypes, Emigration to Texas, Oriental Literature and Williams’ Argand Furnace to 1842 and Continental Agriculture, Daguerrotype Galvanic Etching, New Music, Public Footpaths and Smoke Nuisance to 1843, amongst a host of other diverse topics. Scarce. Two volume set, so a contribution towards extra postal charges will be requested for overseas delivery.