The Progress of Industry.
The Progress of Industry.
The Progress of Industry.

The Progress of Industry.

[n.p., London? n.d., ca. 1840?.]. No date or edition specified. The present work may have been derived from a book titled The Edinburgh Alphabet & The Progress of Industry (M.J. Godwin, ca. 1810). The illustrations in The Edinburgh Alphabet, four of which are reproduced in a January 1898 Strand Magazine article describing the book, appear to be versions of the illustrations in the present item drawn by a different hand but with the same subjects and basic design. Therefore, the present item seems to be a version of The Edinburgh Alphabet & The Progress of Industry that excludes the alphabet component and, instead, has slightly edited verse and altered illustrations. Similarly, a separate edition of The Edinburgh Alphabet was published under just that title, without “The Progress of Industry” as a componen. With 8 hand-colored engravings. Rubbing to wrappers and a faint pink stain, possibly ink or paint, on front cover. Two ink signatures on inside of wrappers, one dated 1841 and one dated 1881. Some light foxing to edges and a bit of toning to margins, but overall a very good, clean, and bright copy of a rare item. Publisher’s printed stiff paper wrappers with title on front cover and publisher’s ad on back cover. Octavo. 16 pp. Item #16733

OCLC lists one copy of the present item (at the University of Florida). No copies on Jisc (formerly called COPAC).

Price: $600.00