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HIGGINS, Bryan (1737?--1820)
Experiments and observations made with the view of improving the art of composing and applying calcareous cements and of preparing quick-lime: theory of these arts; and specification of the author's cheap and durable cement, for building, incrustation or stuccoing, and artificial stone. By Bry. Higgins, M.D.
London: printed for T. Cadell, 1780.
xi, [1], 233, [1] p. ; 20.4 cm. (8º)

This is the first edition of 1780, distinguishable from the c. 1800 edition (also dated 1780 on the title-page but watermarked 1796) by the imprint statement ending 'M, DCC, LXXX'. Harris and Savage 347; ESTC t53600.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title. Bought for 5s. on 2 November 1784. (Account Book 1781--86). Later bound (1) with Ferroussat de Castelbon, Réflexions sur la mauvaise qualité du plâtre, 1776 (q.v.).

Binding C19th tree calf, gilt-rule borders, gilt roll-tooled spine with Greek key motif, green morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2458


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