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Title: Books Relating to Applied Science, published by E & F. N. Spon, 1887.
Author: Spon, F. N., Spon, E.
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                                                  1887.

                            BOOKS RELATING
                                  TO
                           APPLIED SCIENCE,

                             PUBLISHED BY
                           E. & F. N. SPON,

                         LONDON: 125, STRAND.
                     NEW YORK: 35, MURRAY STREET.



_A Pocket-Book for Chemists, Chemical Manufacturers, Metallurgists,
Dyers, Distillers, Brewers, Sugar Refiners, Photographers, Students,
etc., etc._ By THOMAS BAYLEY, Assoc. R.C. Sc. Ireland, Analytical and
Consulting Chemist and Assayer. Fourth edition, with additions, 437
pp., royal 32mo, roan, gilt edges, 5_s._

                         SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS:

    Atomic Weights and Factors—Useful Data—Chemical
    Calculations—Rules for Indirect Analysis—Weights
    and Measures—Thermometers and Barometers—Chemical
    Physics—Boiling Points, etc.—Solubility of
    Substances—Methods of Obtaining Specific
    Gravity—Conversion of Hydrometers—Strength of Solutions
    by Specific Gravity—Analysis—Gas Analysis—Water
    Analysis—Qualitative Analysis and Reactions—Volumetric
    Analysis—Manipulation—Mineralogy—Assaying—Alcohol—Beer—Sugar—Miscellaneous
    Technological matter relating to Potash, Soda, Sulphuric Acid,
    Chlorine, Tar Products, Petroleum, Milk, Tallow, Photography,
    Prices, Wages, Appendix, etc., etc.

_The Mechanician_: A Treatise on the Construction and Manipulation of
Tools, for the use and instruction of Young Engineers and Scientific
Amateurs, comprising the Arts of Blacksmithing and Forging; the
Construction and Manufacture of Hand Tools, and the various Methods
of Using and Grinding them; the Construction of Machine Tools, and
how to work them; Machine Fitting and Erection; description of
Hand and Machine Processes; Turning and Screw Cutting; principles
of Constructing and details of Making and Erecting Steam Engines,
and the various details of setting out work, etc., etc. By CAMERON
KNIGHT, Engineer. _Containing 1147 illustrations_, and 397 pages of
letter-press. Third edition, 4to, cloth, 18_s._

_On Designing Belt Gearing._ By E. J. COWLING WELCH, Mem. Inst. Mech.
Engineers, Author of ‘Designing Valve Gearing.’ Fcap. 8vo, sewed, 6_d._

_A Handbook of Formulæ, Tables, and Memoranda, for Architectural
Surveyors and others engaged in Building._ By J. T. HURST, C.E.
Thirteenth edition, royal 32mo, roan, 5_s._

    “It is no disparagement to the many excellent publications we
    refer to, to say that in our opinion this little pocket-book of
    Hurst’s is the very best of them all, without any exception. It
    would be useless to attempt a recapitulation of the contents,
    for it appears to contain almost _everything_ that anyone
    connected with building could require, and, best of all, made
    up in a compact form for carrying in the pocket, measuring
    only 5 in. by 3 in., and about ¾ in. thick, in a limp cover.
    We congratulate the author on the success of his laborious
    and practically compiled little book, which has received
    unqualified and deserved praise from every professional person
    to whom we have shown it.”—_The Dublin Builder._

_Tabulated Weights of Angle, Tee, Bulb, Round, Square, and Flat Iron
and Steel_, and other information for the use of Naval Architects and
Shipbuilders. By C. H. JORDAN, M.I.N.A. Fourth edition, 32mo, cloth,
2_s._ 6_d._

_Quantity Surveying._ By J. LEANING. With 42 illustrations. Second
edition, revised, crown 8vo, cloth, 9_s._

                               CONTENTS:

  A complete Explanation of the London Practice.
  General Instructions.
  Order of Taking Off.
  Modes of Measurement of the various Trades.
  Use and Waste.
  Ventilation and Warming.
  Credits, with various Examples of Treatment.
  Abbreviations.
  Squaring the Dimensions
  Abstracting, with Examples in illustration of each Trade.
  Billing.
  Examples of Preambles to each Trade.
  Form for a Bill of Quantities.
    Do. Bill of Credits.
    Do. Bill for Alternative Estimate.
  Restorations and Repairs, and Form of Bill.
  Variations before Acceptance of Tender.
  Errors in a Builder’s Estimate.
  Schedule of Prices.
  Form of Schedule of Prices.
  Analysis of Schedule of Prices.
  Adjustment of Accounts.
  Form of a Bill of Variations.
  Remarks on Specifications.
  Prices and Valuation of Work, with Examples and Remarks upon each Trade.
  The Law as it affects Quantity Surveyors, with Law Reports.
  Taking Off after the Old Method.
  Northern Practice.
  The General Statement of the Methods recommended by the Manchester
    Society of Architects for taking Quantities.
  Examples of Collections.
  Examples of “Taking Off” in each Trade.
  Remarks on the Past and Present Methods of Estimating.

_A Complete Set of Contract Documents for a Country Lodge_, comprising
Drawings, Specifications, Dimensions (for quantities), Abstracts, Bill
of Quantities, Form of Tender and Contract, with Notes by J. LEANING,
printed in facsimile of the original documents, on single sheets fcap.,
in paper case, 10_s._

_A Practical Treatise on Heat, as applied to the Useful Arts_; for the
Use of Engineers, Architects, &c. By THOMAS BOX. _With 14 plates._
Third edition, crown 8vo, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

_A Descriptive Treatise on Mathematical Drawing Instruments_: their
construction, uses, qualities, selection, preservation, and suggestions
for improvements, with hints upon Drawing and Colouring. By W. F.
STANLEY, M.R.I. Fifth edition, _with numerous illustrations_, crown
8vo, cloth, 5_s._

_Spons’ Architects’ and Builders’ Pocket-Book of Prices and Memoranda._
Edited by W. YOUNG, Architect. Royal 32mo, roan, 4_s._ 6_d._; or cloth,
red edges, 3_s._ 6_d._ _Published annually._ Thirteenth edition. _Now
ready._

_Long-Span Railway Bridges_, comprising Investigations of the
Comparative Theoretical and Practical Advantages of the various adopted
or proposed Type Systems of Construction, with numerous Formulæ and
Tables giving the weight of Iron or Steel required in Bridges from 300
feet to the limiting Spans; to which are added similar Investigations
and Tables relating to Short-span Railway Bridges. Second and revised
edition. By B. BAKER, Assoc. Inst. C.E. _Plates_, crown 8vo, cloth,
5_s._

_Elementary Theory and Calculation of Iron Bridges and Roofs._
By AUGUST RITTER, Ph.D., Professor at the Polytechnic School at
Aix-la-Chapelle. Translated from the third German edition, by H. R.
SANKEY, Capt. R.E. With 500 _illustrations_, 8vo, cloth, 15_s._

_The Builder’s Clerk_: a Guide to the Management of a Builder’s
Business. By THOMAS BALES. Fcap. 8vo, cloth, 1_s._ 6_d._

_The Elementary Principles of Carpentry._ By THOMAS TREDGOLD. Revised
from the original edition, and partly re-written, by JOHN THOMAS HURST.
Contained in 517 pages of letter-press, and _illustrated with 48 plates
and 150 wood engravings_. Fourth edition, reprinted from the third,
crown 8vo, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

    Section I. On the Equality and Distribution of Forces—Section
    II. Resistance of Timber—Section III. Construction
    of Floors—Section IV. Construction of Roofs—Section
    V. Construction of Domes and Cupolas—Section VI.
    Construction of Partitions—Section VII. Scaffolds,
    Staging, and Gantries—Section VIII. Construction of
    Centres for Bridges—Section IX. Coffer-dams, Shoring, and
    Strutting—Section X. Wooden Bridges and Viaducts,—Section XI.
    Joints, Straps, and other Fastenings—Section XII. Timber.

_Our Factories, Workshops, and Warehouses_: their Sanitary and
Fire-Resisting Arrangements. By B. H. THWAITE, Assoc. Mem. Inst. C.E.
_With 183 wood engravings_, crown 8vo, cloth, 9_s._

_Gold_: Its Occurrence and Extraction, embracing the Geographical
and Geological Distribution and the Mineralogical Characters of
Gold-bearing rocks; the peculiar features and modes of working Shallow
Placers, Rivers, and Deep Leads; Hydraulicing; the Reduction and
Separation of Auriferous Quartz; the treatment of complex Auriferous
ores containing other metals; a Bibliography of the subject and a
Glossary of Technical and Foreign Terms. By ALFRED G. LOCK, F.R.G.S.
_With numerous illustrations and maps_, 1250 pp., super-royal 8vo,
cloth, 2_l._ 12_s._ 6_d._

_A Practical Treatise on Coal Mining._ By GEORGE G. ANDRÉ, F.G.S.,
Assoc. Inst. C.E., Member of the Society of Engineers. _With 82
lithographic plates_. 2 vols., royal 4to, cloth, 3_l._ 12_s._

_Iron Roofs_: Examples of Design, Description. _Illustrated with 64
Working Drawings of Executed Roofs._ By ARTHUR T. WALMISLEY, Assoc.
Mem. Inst. C.E. Second edition, revised, imp. 4to, half-morocco, 3_l._

_A History of Electric Telegraphy_, to the Year 1837. Chiefly compiled
from Original Sources, and hitherto Unpublished Documents, by J. J.
FAHIE, Mem. Soc. of Tel. Engineers, and of the International Society of
Electricians, Paris. Crown 8vo, cloth, 9_s._

_Spons’ Information for Colonial Engineers._ Edited by J. T. HURST.
Demy 8vo, sewed.

    No. 1, Ceylon. By ABRAHAM DEANE, C.E. 2_s._ 6_d._

                               CONTENTS:

    Introductory Remarks—Natural Productions—Architecture and
    Engineering—Topography, Trade, and Natural History—Principal
    Stations—Weights and Measures, etc., etc.

    No. 2. Southern Africa, including the Cape Colony, Natal, and
    the Dutch Republics. By HENRY HALL, F.R.G.S., F.R.C.I. With
    Map. 3_s._ 6_d._

                               CONTENTS:

    General Description of South Africa—Physical Geography with
    reference to Engineering Operations—Notes on Labour and
    Material in Cape Colony—Geological Notes on Rock Formation
    in South Africa—Engineering Instruments for Use in South
    Africa—Principal Public Works in Cape Colony: Railways,
    Mountain Roads and Passes, Harbour Works, Bridges, Gas Works,
    Irrigation and Water Supply, Lighthouses, Drainage and Sanitary
    Engineering, Public Buildings, Mines—Table of Woods in
    South Africa—Animals used for Draught Purposes—Statistical
    Notes—Table of Distances—Rates of Carriage, etc.

    No. 3. India. By F. C. DANVERS, Assoc. Inst. C.E. With Map.
    4_s._ 6_d._

                               CONTENTS:

    Physical Geography of India—Building
    Materials—Roads—Railways—Bridges—Irrigation—River
    Works—Harbours—Lighthouse Buildings—Native Labour—The
    Principal Trees of India—Money—Weights and Measures—Glossary
    of Indian Terms, etc.

_A Practical Treatise on Casting and Founding_, including descriptions
of the modern machinery employed in the art. By N. E. SPRETSON,
Engineer. Third edition, with 82 _plates_ drawn to scale, 412 pp., demy
8vo, cloth, 18_s._

_The Depreciation of Factories and their Valuation._ By EWING MATHESON,
M. Inst. C.E. 8vo, cloth, 6_s._

_A Handbook of Electrical Testing._ By H. R. KEMPE, M.S.T.E. Fifth
edition, revised and enlarged, crown 8vo, cloth, 16_s._

_Gas Works_: their Arrangement, Construction, Plant, and Machinery. By
F. COLYER, M. Inst. C.E. _With 31 folding plates_, 8vo, cloth, 24_s._

_The Clerk of Works_: a Vade-Mecum for all engaged in the
Superintendence of Building Operations. By G. G. HOSKINS, F.R.I.B.A.
Third edition, fcap. 8vo, cloth, 1_s._ 6_d._

_American Foundry Practice_: Treating of Loam, Dry Sand, and Green Sand
Moulding, and containing a Practical Treatise upon the Management of
Cupolas, and the Melting of Iron. By T. D. WEST, Practical Iron Moulder
and Foundry Foreman. Second edition, _with numerous illustrations_,
crown 8vo, cloth, 10_s._ 6_d._

_The Maintenance of Macadamised Roads._ By T. CODRINGTON, M.I.C.E.,
F.G.S., General Superintendent of County Roads for South Wales. 8vo,
cloth, 6_s._

_Hydraulic Steam and Hand Power Lifting and Pressing Machinery._ By
FREDERICK COLYER, M. Inst. C.E., M. Inst. M.E. _With 73 plates_, 8vo,
cloth, 18_s._

_Pumps and Pumping Machinery._ By F. COLYER, M.I.C.E., M.I.M.E. _With
23 folding plates_, 8vo, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

_Pumps and Pumping Machinery._ By F. COLYER. Second Part. _With 11
large plates_, 8vo, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

_The Municipal and Sanitary Engineer’s Handbook._ By H. PERCY BOULNOIS,
Mem. Inst. C.E., Borough Engineer, Portsmouth. _With numerous
illustrations_, demy 8vo, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

                               CONTENTS:

    The Appointment and Duties of the Town
    Surveyor—Traffic—Macadamised Roadways—Steam Rolling—Road
    Metal and Breaking—Pitched Pavements—Asphalte—Wood
    Pavements—Footpaths—Kerbs and Gutters—Street Naming
    and Numbering—Street Lighting—Sewerage—Ventilation of
    Sewers—Disposal of Sewage—House Drainage—Disinfection—Gas
    and Water Companies, &c., Breaking up Streets—Improvement
    of Private Streets—Borrowing Powers—Artizans’ and
    Labourers’ Dwellings—Public Conveniences—Scavenging,
    including Street Cleansing—Watering and the Removing of
    Snow—Planting Street Trees—Deposit of Plans—Dangerous
    Buildings—Hoardings—Obstructions—Improving
    Street Lines—Cellar Openings—Public Pleasure
    Grounds—Cemeteries—Mortuaries—Cattle and Ordinary
    Markets—Public Slaughter-houses, etc.—Giving numerous Forms
    of Notices, Specifications, and General Information upon these
    and other subjects of great importance to Municipal Engineers
    and others engaged in Sanitary Work.

_Tables of the Principal Speeds occurring in Mechanical Engineering_,
expressed in metres in a second. By P. KEERAYEFF, Chief Mechanic of the
Obouchoff Steel Works, St. Petersburg; translated by SERGIUS KERN, M.E.
Fcap. 8vo, sewed, 6_d._

_A Treatise on the Origin, Progress, Prevention, and Cure of Dry
Rot in Timber_; with Remarks on the Means of Preserving Wood from
Destruction by Sea-Worms, Beetles, Ants, etc. By THOMAS ALLEN BRITTON,
late Surveyor to the Metropolitan Board of Works, etc., etc. _With 10
plates_, crown 8vo, cloth, 7_s._ 6_d._

_Metrical Tables._ By G. L. MOLESWORTH, M.I.C.E. 32mo, cloth, 1_s._
6_d._

                               CONTENTS.

    General—Linear Measures—Square
    Measures—Cubic Measures—Measures of
    Capacity—Weights—Combinations—Thermometers.

_Elements of Construction for Electro-Magnets._ By Count TH. DU MONCEL,
Mem. de l’Institut de France. Translated from the French by C. J.
WHARTON. Crown 8vo, cloth, 4_s._ 6_d._

_Electro-Telegraphy._ By FREDERICK S. BEECHEY, Telegraph Engineer. A
Book for Beginners. _Illustrated._ Fcap. 8vo, sewed, 6_d._

_Handrailing: by the Square Cut._ By JOHN JONES, Staircase Builder.
Part Second, _with eight plates_, 8vo, cloth, 3_s._ 6_d._

_Practical Electrical Units Popularly Explained_, with _numerous
illustrations_ and Remarks. By JAMES SWINBURNE, late of J. W. Swan and
Co., Paris, late of Brush-Swan Electric Light Company, U.S.A. 18mo,
cloth, 1_s._ 6_d._

_Philipp Reis, Inventor of the Telephone_: A Biographical Sketch.
With Documentary Testimony, Translations of the Original Papers of
the Inventor, &c. By SILVANUS P. THOMPSON, B.A., Dr. Sc., Professor
of Experimental Physics in University College, Bristol. _With
illustrations_, 8vo, cloth, 7_s._ 6_d._

_A Treatise on the Use of Belting for the Transmission of Power._ By J.
H. COOPER. Second edition, _illustrated_, 8vo, cloth, 15_s._

_Hints on Architectural Draughtsmanship._ By G. W. TUXFORD HALLATT.
Fcap. 8vo, cloth, 1_s._ 6_d._

_A Pocket-Book of Useful Formulæ and Memoranda for Civil and Mechanical
Engineers._ By GUILFORD L. MOLESWORTH, Mem. Inst. C.E., Consulting
Engineer to the Government of India for State Railways. _With numerous
illustrations_, 744 pp. Twenty-first edition, revised and enlarged,
32mo, roan, 6_s._

                         SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS:

    Surveying, Levelling, etc.—Strength and Weight of
    Materials—Earthwork, Brickwork, Masonry, Arches,
    etc.—Struts, Columns, Beams, and Trusses—Flooring,
    Roofing, and Roof Trusses—Girders, Bridges, etc.—Railways
    and Roads—Hydraulic Formulæ—Canals, Sewers, Waterworks,
    Docks—Irrigation and Breakwaters—Gas, Ventilation, and
    Warming—Heat, Light, Colour, and Sound—Gravity: Centres,
    Forces, and Powers—Millwork, Teeth of Wheels, Shafting,
    etc.—Workshop Recipes—Sundry Machinery—Animal Power—Steam
    and the Steam Engine—Water-power, Water-wheels, Turbines,
    etc.—Wind and Windmills—Steam Navigation, Ship Building,
    Tonnage, etc.—Gunnery, Projectiles, etc.—Weights,
    Measures, and Money—Trigonometry, Conic Sections, and
    Curves—Telegraphy—Mensuration—Tables of Areas and
    Circumference, and Arcs of Circles—Logarithms, Square and Cube
    Roots, Powers—Reciprocals, etc.—Useful Numbers—Differential
    and Integral Calculus—Algebraic Signs—Telegraphic
    Construction and Formulæ.

_Spons’ Fables and Memoranda for Engineers_; selected and arranged
by J. T. HURST, C.E., Author of ‘Architectural Surveyors’ Handbook,’
‘Hurst’s Tredgold’s Carpentry,’ etc. Seventh edition, 64mo, roan, gilt
edges, 1_s._; or in cloth case, 1_s._ 6_d._

    This work is printed in a pearl type, and is so small,
    measuring only 2½ in. by 1¾ in. by ¼ in. thick, that it may be
    easily carried in the waistcoat pocket.

    “It is certainly an extremely rare thing for a reviewer to
    be called upon to notice a volume measuring but 2½ in. by 1¾
    in., yet these dimensions faithfully represent the size of the
    handy little book before us. The volume—which contains 118
    printed pages, besides a few blank pages for memoranda—is,
    in fact, a true pocket-book, adapted for being carried in the
    waistcoat pocket, and containing a far greater amount and
    variety of information than most people would imagine could
    be compressed into so small a space.... The little volume has
    been compiled with considerable care and judgment, and we can
    cordially recommend it to our readers as a useful little pocket
    companion.”—_Engineering._

_A Practical Treatise on Natural and Artificial Concrete, its Varieties
and Constructive Adaptations._ By HENRY REID, Author of the ‘Science
and Art of the Manufacture of Portland Cement.’ New Edition, _with 59
woodcuts and 5 plates_, 8vo, cloth, 15_s._

_Notes on Concrete and Works in Concrete_; especially written to assist
those engaged upon Public Works. By JOHN NEWMAN, Assoc. Mem. Inst.
C.E., crown 8vo, cloth, 5_s._

_Hydrodynamics_: Treatise relative to the Testing of Water-Wheels and
Machinery, with various other matters pertaining to Hydrodynamics. By
JAMES EMERSON. _With numerous illustrations_, 360 pp. Third edition,
crown 8vo, cloth, 4_s._ 6_d._

_Electricity as a Motive Power._ By Count TH. DU MONCEL, Membre de
l’Institut de France, and FRANK GERALDY, Ingénieur des Ponts et
Chaussées. Translated and Edited, with Additions, by C. J. WHARTON,
Assoc. Soc. Tel. Eng. and Elec. _With 113 engravings and diagrams_,
crown 8vo, cloth, 7_s._ 6_d._

_Treatise on Valve-Gears_, with special consideration of the
Link-Motions of Locomotive Engines. By Dr. GUSTAV ZEUNER, Professor
of Applied Mechanics at the Confederated Polytechnikum of Zurich.
Translated from the Fourth German Edition, by Professor J. F. KLEIN,
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. _Illustrated_, 8vo, cloth, 12_s._
6_d._

_The French-Polisher’s Manual._ By a French-Polisher; containing
Timber Staining, Washing, Matching, Improving, Painting, Imitations,
Directions for Staining, Sizing, Embodying, Smoothing, Spirit
Varnishing, French-Polishing, Directions for Repolishing. Third
edition, royal 32mo, sewed, 6_d._

_Hops, their Cultivation, Commerce, and Uses in various Countries._ By
P. L. SIMMONDS. Crown 8vo, cloth, 4_s._ 6_d._

_A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture and Distribution of Coal Gas._
By WILLIAM RICHARDS. Demy 4to, with _numerous wood engravings and 29
plates_, cloth, 28_s._

                         SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS:

    Introduction—History of Gas Lighting—Chemistry of Gas
    Manufacture, by Lewis Thompson, Esq., M.R.C.S.—Coal,
    with Analyses, by J. Paterson, Lewis Thompson, and
    G. R. Hislop, Esqrs.—Retorts, Iron and Clay—Retort
    Setting-Hydraulic Main—Condensers—Exhausters—Washers
    and Scrubbers—Purifiers—Purification—History of Gas
    Holder—Tanks, Brick and Stone, Composite, Concrete,
    Cast-iron, Compound Annular Wrought-iron—Specifications—Gas
    Holders—Station Meter—Governor—Distribution—Mains—Gas
    Mathematics, or Formulæ for the Distribution of
    Gas, by Lewis Thompson, Esq.—Services—Consumers’
    Meters—Regulators—Burners—Fittings—Photometer—Carburization
    of Gas—Air Gas and Water Gas—Composition of Coal Gas,
    by Lewis Thompson, Esq.—Analyses of Gas—Influence of
    Atmospheric Pressure and Temperature on Gas—Residual
    Products—Appendix—Description of Retort Settings, Buildings,
    etc., etc.

_Practical Geometry, Perspective, and Engineering Drawing_; a Course
of Descriptive Geometry adapted to the Requirements of the Engineering
Draughtsman, including the determination of cast shadows and Isometric
Projection, each chapter being followed by numerous examples; to
which are added rules for Shading, Shade-lining, etc., together with
practical instructions as to the Lining, Colouring, Printing, and
general treatment of Engineering Drawings, with a chapter on drawing
Instruments. By GEORGE S. CLARKE, Capt. R.E. Second edition, _with 21
plates_. 2 vols., cloth, 10_s._ 6_d._

_The Elements of Graphic Statics._ By Professor KARL VON OTT,
translated from the German by G. S. CLARKE, Capt. R.E., Instructor
in Mechanical Drawing, Royal Indian Engineering College. _With 93
illustrations_, crown 8vo, cloth, 5_s._

_The Principles of Graphic Statics._ By GEORGE SYDENHAM CLARKE, Capt.
Royal Engineers. _With 112 illustrations_, 4to, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

_Dynamo-Electric Machinery_: A Manual for Students of Electro-technics.
By SILVANUS P. THOMPSON, B.A., D.Sc., Professor of Experimental
Physics in University College, Bristol, etc., etc. Second edition,
_illustrated_, 8vo, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

_The New Formula for Mean Velocity of Discharge of Rivers and Canals._
By W. R. KUTTER. Translated from articles in the ‘Cultur-Ingénieur,’ by
LOWIS D’A. JACKSON, Assoc. Inst. C.E. 8vo, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

_Practical Hydraulics_; a Series of Rules and Tables for the use of
Engineers, etc., etc. By THOMAS BOX. Fifth edition, _numerous plates_,
post 8vo, cloth, 5_s._

_A Practical Treatise on the Construction of Horizontal and Vertical
Waterwheels_, specially designed for the use of operative mechanics.
By WILLIAM CULLEN, Millwright and Engineer. _With 11 plates._ Second
edition, revised and enlarged, small 4to, cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

_Tin_: Describing the Chief Methods of Mining, Dressing and Smelting
it abroad; with Notes upon Arsenic, Bismuth and Wolfram. By ARTHUR G.
CHARLETON, Mem. American Inst, of Mining Engineers. _With plates_, 8vo,
cloth, 12_s._ 6_d._

_Perspective, Explained and Illustrated._ By G. S. CLARKE, Capt. R.E.
_With illustrations_, 8vo, cloth, 3_s._ 6_d._

_The Essential Elements of Practical Mechanics; based on the Principle
of Work_, designed for Engineering Students. By OLIVER BYRNE, formerly
Professor of Mathematics, College for Civil Engineers. Third edition,
_with 148 wood engravings_, post 8vo, cloth, 7_s._ 6_d._

                               CONTENTS:

    Chap. 1. How Work is Measured by a Unit, both with and without
    reference to a Unit of Time—Chap. 2. The Work of Living
    Agents, the Influence of Friction, and introduces one of
    the most beautiful Laws of Motion—Chap. 3. The principles
    expounded in the first and second chapters are applied to the
    Motion of Bodies—Chap. 4. The Transmission of Work by simple
    Machines—Chap. 5. Useful Propositions and Rules.

_The Practical Millwright and Engineer’s Ready Reckoner_; or Tables for
finding the diameter and power of cog-wheels, diameter, weight, and
power of shafts, diameter and strength of bolts, etc. By THOMAS DIXON.
Fourth edition, 12mo, cloth, 3_s._

_Breweries and Maltings_: their Arrangement, Construction, Machinery,
and Plant. By G. SCAMELL, F.R.I.B.A. Second edition, revised, enlarged,
and partly rewritten. By F. COLYER, M.I.C.E., M.I.M.E. _With 20
plates_, 8vo, cloth, 18_s._

_A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Starch, Glucose,
Starch-Sugar, and Dextrine_, based on the German of L. Von Wagner,
Professor in the Royal Technical School, Buda Pesth, and other
authorities. By JULIUS FRANKEL; edited by ROBERT HUTTER, proprietor of
the Philadelphia Starch Works. _With 58 illustrations_, 344 pp., 8vo,
cloth, 18_s._

_A Practical Treatise on Mill-gearing, Wheels, Shafts, Riggers, etc._;
for the use of Engineers. By THOMAS BOX. Third edition, _with 11
plates_. Crown 8vo, cloth, 7_s._ 6_d._

_Mining Machinery_: a Descriptive Treatise on the Machinery, Tools, and
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  Pottery, 46 pp. 57 figs.
  Printing and Engraving, 20 pp. 8 figs.
  Rags.
  Resinous and Gummy Substances, 75 pp. 16 figs.
  Rope, 16 pp. 17 figs.
  Salt, 31 pp. 23 figs.
  Silk, 8 pp.
  Silk Manufactures, 9 pp. 11 figs.
  Skins, 5 pp.
  Small Wares, 4 pp.
  Soap and Glycerine, 39 pp. 45 figs.
  Spices, 16 pp.
  Sponge, 5 pp.
  Starch, 9 pp. 10 figs.
  Sugar, 155 pp. 134 figs.
  Sulphur.
  Tannin, 18 pp.
  Tea, 12 pp.
  Timber, 13 pp.
  Varnish, 15 pp.
  Vinegar, 5 pp.
  Wax, 5 pp.
  Wool, 2 pp.
  Woollen Manufactures, 58 pp. 39 figs.


                 London: E. & F. N. SPON, 125, Strand.
                     New York: 35, Murray Street.



              Crown 8vo, cloth, with illustrations, 5_s._

                          WORKSHOP RECEIPTS,
                             FIRST SERIES.
                            By ERNEST SPON.


                         SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.

  Bookbinding.
  Bronzes and Bronzing.
  Candles.
  Cement.
  Cleaning.
  Colourwashing.
  Concretes.
  Dipping Acids.
  Drawing Office Details.
  Drying Oils.
  Dynamite.
  Electro-Metallurgy—(Cleaning, Dipping, Scratch-brushing, Batteries,
    Baths, and Deposits of every description).
  Enamels.
  Engraving on Wood, Copper, Gold, Silver, Steel, and Stone.
  Etching and Aqua Tint.
  Firework Making—(Rockets, Stars, Rains, Gerbes, Jets, Tourbillons,
    Candles, Fires, Lances, Lights, Wheels, Fire-balloons, and minor
    Fireworks).
  Fluxes.
  Foundry Mixtures.
  Freezing.
  Fulminates.
  Furniture Creams, Oils, Polishes, Lacquers, and Pastes.
  Gilding.
  Glass Cutting, Cleaning, Frosting, Drilling, Darkening, Bending,
    Staining, and Painting.
  Glass Making.
  Glues.
  Gold.
  Graining.
  Gums.
  Gun Cotton.
  Gunpowder.
  Horn Working.
  Indiarubber.
  Japans, Japanning, and kindred processes.
  Lacquers.
  Lathing.
  Lubricants.
  Marble Working.
  Matches.
  Mortars.
  Nitro-Glycerine.
  Oils.
  Paper.
  Paper Hanging.
  Painting in Oils, in Water Colours, as well as Fresco, House,
    Transparency, Sign, and Carriage Painting.
  Photography.
  Plastering.
  Polishes.
  Pottery—(Clays, Bodies, Glazes, Colours, Oils, Stains, Fluxes,
    Enamels, and Lustres).
  Scouring.
  Silvering.
  Soap.
  Solders.
  Tanning.
  Taxidermy.
  Tempering Metals.
  Treating Horn, Mother-o’-Pearl, and like substances.
  Varnishes, Manufacture and Use of.
  Veneering.
  Washing.
  Waterproofing.
  Welding.

Besides Receipts relating to the lesser Technological matters and
processes, such as the manufacture and use of Stencil Plates, Blacking,
Crayons, Paste, Putty, Wax, Size, Alloys, Catgut, Tunbridge Ware,
Picture Frame and Architectural Mouldings, Compos, Cameos, and others
too numerous to mention.


                 London: E. & F. N. SPON, 125, Strand.
                     New York: 35, Murray Street.



        Crown 8vo, cloth, 485 pages, with illustrations, 5_s._

                          WORKSHOP RECEIPTS,
                            SECOND SERIES.
                          By ROBERT HALDANE.


                         SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.

  Acidimetry and Alkalimetry.
  Albumen.
  Alcohol.
  Alkaloids.
  Baking-powders.
  Bitters.
  Bleaching.
  Boiler Incrustations.
  Cements and Lutes.
  Cleansing.
  Confectionery.
  Copying.
  Disinfectants.
  Dyeing, Staining, and Colouring.
  Essences.
  Extracts.
  Fireproofing.
  Gelatine, Glue, and Size.
  Glycerine.
  Gut.
  Hydrogen peroxide.
  Ink.
  Iodine.
  Iodoform.
  Isinglass.
  Ivory substitutes.
  Leather.
  Luminous bodies.
  Magnesia.
  Matches.
  Paper.
  Parchment.
  Perchloric acid.
  Potassium oxalate.
  Preserving.


=Pigments, Paint, and Painting=: embracing the preparation of
_Pigments_, including alumina lakes, blacks (animal, bone, Frankfort,
ivory, lamp, sight, soot), blues (antimony, Antwerp, cobalt, cæruleum,
Egyptian, manganate, Paris, Péligot, Prussian, smalt, ultramarine),
browns (bistre, hinau, sepia, sienna, umber, Vandyke), greens (baryta,
Brighton, Brunswick, chrome, cobalt, Douglas, emerald, manganese,
mitis, mountain, Prussian, sap, Scheele’s, Schweinfurth, titanium,
verdigris, zinc), reds (Brazilwood lake, carminated lake, carmine,
Cassius purple, cobalt pink, cochineal lake, colcothar, Indian red,
madder lake, red chalk, red lead, vermilion), whites (alum, baryta,
Chinese, lead sulphate, white lead—by American, Dutch, French,
German, Kremnitz, and Pattinson processes, precautions in making,
and composition of commercial samples—whiting, Wilkinson’s white,
zinc white), yellows (chrome, gamboge, Naples, orpiment, realgar,
yellow lakes); _Paint_ (vehicles, testing oils, driers, grinding,
storing, applying, priming, drying, filling, coats, brushes,
surface, water-colours, removing smell, discoloration; miscellaneous
paints—cement paint for carton-pierre, copper paint, gold paint, iron
paint, lime paints, silicated paints, steatite paint, transparent
paints, tungsten paints, window paint, zinc paints); _Painting_
(general instructions, proportions of ingredients, measuring paint
work; carriage painting—priming paint, best putty, finishing colour,
cause of cracking, mixing the paints, oils, driers, and colours,
varnishing, importance of washing vehicles, re-varnishing, how to dry
paint; woodwork painting).


                 London: E. & F. N. SPON, 125, Strand.
                     New York: 35, Murray Street.



                            JUST PUBLISHED.

      Crown 8vo, cloth, 480 pages, with 183 illustrations, 5_s._

                          WORKSHOP RECEIPTS,
                             THIRD SERIES.
                        By C. G. WARNFORD LOCK.
               Uniform with the First and Second Series.


                         SYNOPSIS OF CONTENTS.

  Alloys.
  Aluminium.
  Antimony.
  Barium.
  Beryllium.
  Bismuth.
  Cadmium.
  Cæsium.
  Calcium.
  Cerium.
  Chromium.
  Cobalt.
  Copper.
  Didymium.
  Electrics.
  Enamels and Glazes.
  Erbium.
  Gallium.
  Glass.
  Gold.
  Indium.
  Iridium.
  Iron and Steel.
  Lacquers and Lacquering.
  Lanthanum.
  Lead.
  Lithium.
  Lubricants.
  Magnesium.
  Manganese.
  Mercury.
  Mica.
  Molybdenum.
  Nickel.
  Niobium.
  Osmium.
  Palladium.
  Platinum.
  Potassium.
  Rhodium.
  Rubidium.
  Ruthenium.
  Selenium.
  Silver.
  Slag.
  Sodium.
  Strontium.
  Tantalum.
  Terbium.
  Thallium.
  Thorium.
  Tin.
  Titanium.
  Tungsten.
  Uranium.
  Vanadium.
  Yttrium.
  Zinc.
  Zirconium.


                 London: E. & F. N. SPON, 125, Strand.
                     New York: 35, Murray Street.



                          WORKSHOP RECEIPTS,
                            FOURTH SERIES,
         DEVOTED MAINLY TO HANDICRAFTS & MECHANICAL SUBJECTS.
                        By C. G. WARNFORD LOCK.

250 Illustrations, with Complete Index, and a General Index to the Four
                             Series, 5_s._


    =Waterproofing=—rubber goods, cuprammonium processes,
    miscellaneous preparations.

    =Packing and Storing= articles of delicate odour or colour, of
    a deliquescent character, liable to ignition, apt to suffer
    from insects or damp, or easily broken.

    =Embalming and Preserving= anatomical specimens.

    =Leather Polishes.=

    =Cooling Air and Water=, producing low temperatures, making
    ice, cooling syrups and solutions, and separating salts from
    liquors by refrigeration.

    =Pumps and Siphons=, embracing every useful contrivance for
    raising and supplying water on a moderate scale, and moving
    corrosive, tenacious, and other liquids.

    =Desiccating=—air-and water-ovens, and other appliances for
    drying natural and artificial products.

    =Distilling=—water, tinctures, extracts, pharmaceutical
    preparations, essences, perfumes, and alcoholic liquids.

    =Emulsifying= as required by pharmacists and photographers.

    =Evaporating=—saline and other solutions, and liquids
    demanding special precautions.

    =Filtering=—water, and solutions of various kinds.

    =Percolating and Macerating.=

    =Electrotyping.=

    =Stereotyping= by both plaster and paper processes.

    =Bookbinding= in all its details.

    =Straw Plaiting= and the fabrication of baskets, matting, etc.

    =Musical Instruments=—the preservation, tuning, and repair of
    pianos, harmoniums, musical boxes, etc.

    =Clock and Watch Mending=—adapted for intelligent amateurs.

    =Photography=—recent development in rapid processes, handy
    apparatus, numerous recipes for sensitizing and developing
    solutions, and applications to modern illustrative purposes.


                 London: E. & F. N. SPON, 125, Strand.
                     New York: 35, Murray Street.



                            JUST PUBLISHED.

     In demy 8vo, cloth, 600 pages, and 1420 Illustrations, 6_s._

                                SPONS’
                         MECHANICS’ OWN BOOK;
               A MANUAL FOR HANDICRAFTSMEN AND AMATEURS.


                               CONTENTS.

Mechanical Drawing—Casting and Founding in Iron, Brass, Bronze,
and other Alloys—Forging and Finishing Iron—Sheetmetal
Working—Soldering, Brazing, and Burning—Carpentry and Joinery,
embracing descriptions of some 400 Woods, over 200 Illustrations
of Tools and their uses, Explanations (with Diagrams) of 116
joints and hinges, and Details of Construction of Workshop
appliances, rough furniture, Garden and Yard Erections, and
House Building—Cabinet-Making and Veneering—Carving and
Fretcutting—Upholstery—Painting, Graining, and Marbling—Staining
Furniture, Woods, Floors, and Fittings—Gilding, dead and
bright, on various grounds—Polishing Marble, Metals, and
Wood—Varnishing—Mechanical movements, illustrating contrivances
for transmitting motion—Turning in Wood and Metals—Masonry,
embracing Stonework, Brickwork, Terracotta, and Concrete—Roofing
with Thatch, Tiles, Slates, Felt, Zinc, &c.—Glazing
with and without putty, and lead glazing—Plastering and
Whitewashing—Paper-hanging—Gas-fitting—Bell-hanging, ordinary
and electric Systems—Lighting—Warming—Ventilating—Roads,
Pavements, and Bridges—Hedges, Ditches, and Drains—Water Supply and
Sanitation—Hints on House Construction suited to new countries.


                 London: E. & F. N. SPON, 125, Strand.
                     New York: 35, Murray Street.



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and black letter text by =equals= symbols. Superscripts are represented
by ^{} and subscripts by _{}.

Missing or incorrect punctuation has been repaired and inconsistent
spelling and hyphenation have been left.





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