Item #019756 The Boys' Pump Book: Showing how to make several kinds of Miniature Pumps and a Fire Engine. given.

The Boys' Pump Book: Showing how to make several kinds of Miniature Pumps and a Fire Engine

New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1860. Cloth. Fair. Item #019756

Dark brown flexible cloth covers. 42 pp. A few black and white illustrations in the interior. A short book for children, providing instructions on how to build several kinds of pumps, including a suction pump, a force pump and a small fire "engine" that can force water 20 feet high. With an inscription dedicating the book to Mariana A. Foster, from the author, "her affectionate brother." FAIR condition. Covers and first few pages VERY tenuously attached to the binding. Uneven fading and scuffing to the covers. Extremities scuffed and curled, with a few minor tears. Heavy foxing to the paper in the interior. Almost all of the cloth missing from the spine.

Price: $60.00

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