MEMOIR OF A MECHANIC. BEING A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF TIMOTHY CLAXTON, WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. TOGETHER WITH MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS.

Boston. 1839. [2],179,8pp. plus frontispiece. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label. Extremities rubbed, front hinge tender. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown. Light scattered foxing. About very good. Item #WRCAM45638

An interesting work on early American technology, the autobiography of Timothy Claxton, English mechanic and inventor. Claxton spent several years in America, during which time he helped found the Boston Mechanics' Institution. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 54993.

Price: $250.00