London: Longman, Green, Longman, And Roberts, 1860. 5th edition, chiefly rewritten and greatly enlarged. 3 volumes. Illustrated with nearly two thousand engravings on wood. 8vo. [235 x 140 x 170 mm]. x, 909; 740; 1078. Bound in half calf with binder's cloth covers and marbled edges. Five raised bands with gilt-blocked leather title label to second panel and gilt lettering to fourth and sixth panels. Slight rubbing to leather on spine and edges, otherwise a fine copy. Fine. Item #22
Andrew Ure (1778-1857), Scottish chemist, scientific writer and professor at the University of Glasgow, was an enthusiast of the new manufacturing systems emerging in the nineteenth century.