New York. Munn & Co., Inc., 05-17- 1879.
Vol. XL. No. 20. Complete May 17, 1879, issue of magazine, black and white illustrations and ads, 304-318pp, 16 x 11 1/4 inches, pictorial wrappers as issued. Light wear with small address label on back cover, faint dampstain to lower left and mid right edges; overall very good, clean condition. Features cover illustration: Billiard Tables and Machinery Used in Their Manufacture, with short article (3/4 column length ) on a separate page entitled "American Industries - No. 12. The Manufacturing of Billiard Tables". Articles with illustrations include: "Testing Lubricants", "Recently Patented Novelties", "Improved Paper Cutting and Winding Machine", "The Kanchil, or Pygmy Musk", and other features. A fascinating look at the inventions of the Victorian era. Item #46253