[WORCESTER, EDWARD SOMERSET, 2ND MARQUIS OF. 1601-1667.]  A Century of the Names and Scantlings of Such Inventions.... London: J. Grismond, 1663.
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[WORCESTER, EDWARD SOMERSET, 2ND MARQUIS OF. 1601-1667.]
A Century of the Names and Scantlings of Such Inventions.... London: J. Grismond, 1663.
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[WORCESTER, EDWARD SOMERSET, 2ND MARQUIS OF. 1601-1667.]
A Century of the Names and Scantlings of Such Inventions.... London: J. Grismond, 1663.
12mo (128 x 72 mm). [20], 72, [16], 34 pp. Rebacked polished half calf over marbled boards preserving much of early spine, gilt titled morocco spine label. Full-page woodcut royal coat of arms of Charles II preceding the supplement. Tiny chips to foredge margin in first three leaves, sporadic faint toing, offsetting to endpages from binders glue, light shelf wear.

FIRST EDITION, INCLUDING THE RARE SUPPLEMENT. Various inventions are detailed and indexed including the celebrated "water-commanding engine," later considered the first steam engine. The 34-page supplement, very frequently missing, features what basically amounts to a patent for that important machine. Norman 1975; Wing W-3532.
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