The Repertory of Arts and Manufactures [and Agriculture]: Consisting of Original Communications, Specifications of Patent Inventions, and Selections of Useful Practical Papers from the Transactions of the Philosophical Societies of All Nations, &c. &c.

London: Printed for J. Wyatt, Repertory office, Hatton Garden, London, Nicolas & Son Printers Red Lion Passage, Fleet Street and later: Printed for the Proprietors, 1794-1825.

Price: $17,500.00


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Vols. I-XVI; Second Series Vols. I-XLVI (lacking XLIV, 1815), i.e., 61 of 62 volumes. With over 1200 Engravings. 61 vols. 8vo. Bound in full contemporary polished tree calf, spines gilt with green and red leather title labels, stag’s head device at foot of spine. Binders label in Vols. X & XI Sold by G. Cawthorn, Bookseller & Binder, Stationer Printer & Publisher, British Library, 132 Strand. Schools supplied on the lowest terms with border reading 'Great allowance to Merchants & Gentlemen going Abroad.' Fine set.

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The Repertory of Arts and Manufactures was originally undertaken in 1794, and was carried on with the “view to collect, record and bring to public notice the useful inventions of all nations.” In its various forms and series it ran from 1794 to 1862. “A patent journal, in which specifications and illustrations of patents were frequently commented upon editorially.” - Ferguson, Bib. of Hist. of Technology, p. 160.

The finely executed binding is near uniform, with the volumes numbered sequentially, and at the foot of each is a distinctive heraldic device, “a stag's head couped wreathed, between the attires the sun in splendour” (unlike the Devonshire arms of three stags heads caboshed, the crest flanked by stags rampant). The crest on the bindings is identified by the British Armorial Bindings database as belong to James Hulkes (1769-1821), M.P. for Rochester in Kent; the same arms were also used by the Hulse family.

Vol. I. 1794. viii, iv, 1-440pp. 25 plates, one folding
Vol. II. 1795. viii, 440. 24 plates, none folding
Vol. III. viii, 440pp. 24 plates, one folded
Vol. IV. 1796. viii, 440. 23 plates
Vol. V, 1796. viii, 440pp. 23 plates, 1 folding.
Vol. VI. 1797. viii, 440pp. 22 plates. 3 folded or folding
Vol. VII, 1797. viii, 440pp. 21 plates, some folding
Vol. VIII, 1798. viii, 440pp. 22 plates, some folding
Vol. IX, 1798. viii, 440pp. 18 plates
Vol. X. 1799. viii, 440. 21 plates, some folding
Vol. XI. 1799. viii, 440pp. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XII. 1800 viii, 440pp. 19 plates. Some foldingPrinted by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XIII. 1800 viii, 440pp. 18 plates. Some folding. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XIV. 1800 viii, 440pp. 20 plates. Some folding. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XV. 1801. viii, 440pp. 20 plates. Some folding. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XVI. 1802., viii, 440pp. 16 plates, many folding. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XVII. Vol. I, Second Series. 1802. viii,iv, 488pp. 22 plates, many folding. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XVIII, Volume II-Second Series 1803. 480pp. 19 plates and various woodcuts. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XIX. Vol. III, Second Series, 1803. 488pp. 19 plates, many folding. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XX. Volume IV-Second Series. 1804. 17 plates, many folding. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage.
Vol. XXI. Volume V-Second Series. 1804. viii, 472pp. 20 plates, many folding. Printed by John Nichols Red-Lion-Passage
Vol. XXII. Volume VI-Second Series. 1805. viii, 464pp. 20 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXIII. Volume VII-Second Series. 1805. viii, 472pp. 20 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXIV. Volume VIII-Second Series. 1806. viii, 472pp. 17 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXV. Volume IX-Second Series. 1805. viii, 472pp. 20 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXVI. Volume X-Second Series. 1807. viii, 472pp. 20 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXVII. Volume XI-Second Series. 1807. viii, 472pp. 19 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXVIII. Volume XII-Second Series. 1808. viii, 448pp. 18 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXIX. Volume XIII-Second Series. 1808. viii, 424pp. 16 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXX. Volume XIV, -Second Series. 1808. viii, 424pp. 17 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXXI. Volume XV-Second Series. 1809. viii, 384pp. 18 plates, 5 folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXXII. Volume XVI-Second Series. 1809. viii, 392pp. 18 plates, 4 folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXXIII. Volume XVII-Second Series. 1810. viii, 392pp. 19 plates, 6 folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXXIV. Volume XVIII-Second Series. 1811. viii, 400pp. 17 plates, 6 folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXXV. Volume XIX-Second Series. 1811. viii, 392pp. 18 plates, many folding. Printed by Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet-Street
Vol. XXXVI. Volume XX-Second Series. 1812. viii, 392pp. 16 plates, many (5) folding. Printed by Nichols and Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XXXVII. Volume XXI-Second Series. 1812. viii, 392pp. 17 plates, many (3) folding. Printed by Nichols and Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XXXVIII. Volume XXII-Second Series. 1813. viii, 392pp. 11 plates, many (3) folding. Printed by Nichols and Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XXXIX. Volume XXIII-Second Series. 1813. viii, 392pp. 15 plates, many (3) folding. Printed by Nichols and Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XL. Volume XXV-Second Series. 1814. viii, 392pp. 14 plates, some folding. Printed by Nichols and Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XLI. Volume XXV-Second Series. 1815. viii, 392pp. 15 plates, many (5) folding. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XLII. Volume XXVi-Second Series. 1815. viii, 384pp. 12 plates, many (5) folding. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XLIII. Volume XXVII-Second Series. 1815. viii, 392pp. 11 plates, 4 folding. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XLIV MISSING
Vol. XLV. Volume XXIX-Second Series. 1816. viii, 392pp. 12 plates, 7 folding. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XLVI. Volume XXX-Second Series. 1817. viii, 392pp. 13 plates, 9 folding. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XLVII. Volume XXXI-Second Series. 1817. viii, 392pp. 10 plates, 12 woodcuts, 5 folding. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XLVIII. Volume XXXII-Second Series. 1818. viii, 392pp. 11 plates (6 folding, with double folding plate of Elevation of Vauxhall Bridge), 14 woodcuts. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. XLIX. Volume XXXXIII-Second Series. 1818. Printed for J. Wyatt. viii, 392pp. 16 plates, 4 woodcuts. 4 folding plates. Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. L. Volume XXXIV-Second Series. 1819. viii, 392pp. 14 plates, 3 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. LI. Volume XXXV-Second Series. 1819. viii, 392pp. 17 plates, 6 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son Red-Lion-Passage, Fleet Street, London
Vol. LII. Volume XXXVI-Second Series. 1820. viii, 392pp. 18 plates, 4 woodcuts 3 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LIII. Volume XXXVII-Second Series. 1820. viii, 392pp. 19 plates, 2 wood engravings, 4 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LIV. Volume XXXVIII-Second Series. 1821. viii, 392pp. 19 plates, 1 wood engraving, 6 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LV. Volume XXXIX-Second Series. 1821. viii, 392pp. 22 plates, 1 wood engraving, 2 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LVI. Volume XL-Second Series. 1821. viii, 392pp. 20 plates, 4 wood engravings, 3 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LVII. Volume XLI-Second Series. 1821. viii, 392pp. 17 plates, 4 wood engravings, 2 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LVIII. Volume XLII-Second Series. 1823. viii, 392pp. 13 plates, 3 wood engravings, 2 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LIX. Volume XLIII-Second Series. 1823. viii, 392pp. 15 plates, 1 wood engraving, 2 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son, 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LX. Volume XLIV-Second Series. 1823. viii, 392pp. 16 plates, 4 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son, 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LXI. Volume XLV-Second Series. 1824. viii, 392pp. 12 plates, 2 wood engravings 2 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son, 25 Parliament Street, Westminster
Vol. LXII. Volume XLVI-Second Series. 1825. viii, 440pp. 15 plates, 1 wood engraving. 6 folding. Printed by J. Nichols and Son, 25 Parliament Street, Westminster.