Campin, Francis The Practice Of Hand-turning In Wood, Ivory, Shell, Etc. With Instructions for Turning Such Works in Metal As May be Required in the Practice of Turning in Wood, Ivory, Etc.
London, England E. & F. N. Spon 1868 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good-
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally cean, bright condition. The covers of the book have spots of biopredation on the rear cover which has eaten away at the color of the cloth. There is also spotting to the rear cover. The front cover has a water stain / strip of discoloration that runs vertically nearly the length of the cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but with occasional spots of foxing. The title page is noticeable toned. There are several previous owner's ink / pencil marks on the reverse of the front endpaper. "The object of the present Treatise is to lay before the uninitiated in mechanical manipulation a concise and practical account of those processes which are connected with the art of wood-turning. In following out this object, we have continually endeavored to select such examples of the art as might be sufficiently simple, yet capable of affording the student some experience in every manipulation which he may subsequently require." The author, Francis Campin has written a number of books relating to mechanical processes - engineering, carpentry, architecture, mathematics...unfortunately, more information on the author is lacking at the moment.