Encyclopedia With 355 Lovely Engraved Plates

Good, John Mason and Olinthus Gregory and Newton Bosworth (eds.). PANTOLOGIA. A New Cyclopaedia... Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Words... Illustrated with Elegant Engravings; Those on Natural History Being from Original Drawings by Edwards and Others, and Beautifully Coloured After Nature...

London: Printed for G. Kearsley et al, 1813. Lg. 8vo. Unpaginated. 12 vols. Double column text. Illustrated with 355 copper engraved plates (1 a map), of which 171 are nicely hand-colored (2 folding). Orig. brown cloth over boards, paper spine labels (rubbed), uncut. Hinges split (or splitting). Could use a date with a book binder. Occasional chipping and fraying at extremities of spine. Hand lettered volume nos. added to tops of spines. Plates with some foxing (the color plates only occasionally foxed). The plates are mostly machinery (steam engines, printing presses, hot air balloons, ship building, etc.); and scientific instruments (microscopes, telescopes, etc.) and some printed music. The color plates are of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, fossils, flowers, etc.


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