URE, Andrew (1778–1857). A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines; containing a clear exposition of their Principles and Practice. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873.

$ 250.00

3 volumes, including Supplement. 4to., (10 x 6 4/8 inches). Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. Contemporary sheep, black morocco lettering-pieces on the spine (worn).

Later American edition, first published in London in 1839 and in the US in 1853. The author of a number of books about Chemistry and Industry, in 1804 Ure succeeded George Birkbeck in the chair of natural philosophy at Anderson's Institution. "Ure gave evening lectures on chemistry and mechanics, which he encouraged working men and women to attend. The lectures were most successful, attracting audiences of up to 500; they later inspired the foundation of mechanics institutions throughout Britain, and also of the École des Arts et Métiers in Paris" (Donald Cardwell for DNB). Catalogued by Kate Hunter