THE HANDBOOK OF TURNING
(GASCOIGNE, M.I.) THE HANDBOOK OF TURNING.
London: Saunders & Otley, 1846. Small 8vo. Publisher's cloth. Frontispiece, xxix, (1), 143, (1) pages, 14 plates, 1 of which is folding. Second edition.
Attributed to Mrs. Gascoigne, this comprehensive manual includes instruction for concentric, elliptical, and eccentric turning. The frontispiece and plates are all printed in variations of brown ink. One of the plates is folding. The plates show equipment used in the craft and samples of the work. With the contemporary bookplate of Samuel Rhodes dated 1850. Samuel was the son of the noted woolen merchant, Wright Rhodes, of Springfield Mills. Slightly rubbed.