Very Good. Item #4967
Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1908. Later Printing. Octavo; xxxii, 495pp + 32pp publisher's catalog at back. Red publisher's cloth with ornate gilt and black illustration and lettering.
A compendium of "approved receipts and processes of practical application in the industries and for general purposes," with "all theoretical reasoning and historical detail...omitted." The Preface assures all have been tested by "competent men." Contents range from deterimation of percentage of oils in seeds, cleansing and polishing agents, blasting compounds, artificial ivory, fruit and syrups, liquors, lubricants, ink, machines for washing ostrich feathers, and pretty much everything else.
Covers edgeworn with bumping at corners and spine ends, along with some soiling and smudging down spine and more lightly on covers. Cracks starting to front and back hinges, and opens easily to between gatherings, but binding is still holding soundly. Pages unmarked.