New Catechism of Electricity, A Practical Treatise Relating to the Dynamo and Motor; Wiring; The Electric Railway; Electric Bell Fitting; Electric Lamps; Electric Elevators; Electric Lighting; Electro Plating; The Telegraph and Telephone; Electric Elevator, Tables and Measurements by N Hawkins, c.1901, 5"x6.5", 541 pgs + 15 pgs ads at rear, black/white engravings, gilt stamped limp leather, Theo Audel & Co, Philadelphia, NY. Features an engraving of a young Benjamin Franklin and a dedication to Thomas Edison. This book was written for engineers and those skilled workers who worked with electrical devices. Includes 295 figures within the text including a warning image of a snarling wolf for those who were careless around electricty. The binding of this catechism amusingly resembles a missal. All edges are gilt, nicely marbled endpapers.
Condition: Poor condition with heavy wear to dry leather binding including chunks missing at spine and a 3" split in the flap. Scattered foxing throughout. Contents are complete, legible and still useful for reference, a reading copy only.