Le Blanc and M. Armengaud. The Engineer and Machinist’s Drawing Book. London: Blackie and Son, 1878. Folio, , frontispiece, viii, 116, numerous in-text illustrations and 71 leaves of illustrated plates (one colour plate). Half leather over brown buckram, five raised bands to spine, four blind tooled panels and one panel with gilt title.
Fair to Good. Scuffed and marked, corners abraded, lacking top panel on spine, joints rubbed and starting, tears to the ffep and first blank, lacks plate 57, minor scattered foxing and lightly age-toned but otherwise very good throughout. Worthy of conservation and repair and priced accordingly.
Instruction for the practical engineer in linear drawing, projection, eccentric curves, the various forms of gearing, reciprocating machinery, sketching and drawing from machines, projections of shadows, tinting and colouring, and perspective. Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood and steel The Engineer and Machinist’s Drawing Book is a beautifully illustrated and thorough course in nineteenth century technical draughtsmanship.
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