Smith, Ernest A. WORKING IN PRECIOUS METALS (Facsimile Edition)
London N.A.G.Press 1978 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good
xii, + 400pp., illustrated throughout: b/white unpaginated halftone plates (five; all extant), plus intext tables and line-drawn diagrams throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Mildly bumped plain blue boards. Text-block clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn and abraded, together with some fairly inconspicuous oil stains on flaps. First published in 1933, this copy is a 1978 facsimile edition. " . . . an exhaustive metallurgical reference work . . . bridges the gap between techniques employed by the artist, and the science of metals developed by the metallurgist . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, 20 chapters, viz: Scope, Science, Structure, Alloys, Cooling Curves, Annealing, Chemical Treatments, . . . and Industrial Alloys, Soldering, Polishing, Finishing, Enamels, Substitutes, Refs., Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 690g.