The Gauging Inspector, and Measurer’s Assistant;
Miller & Hutchens, ( 1817), Providence, RI
8vo, 23 cm. xi-76 pp.
…with tables… for ascertaining the measure of grindstones, bark, wood, packages &c. As the author points out, there was a great deal at stake in such measurement, since, “a very considerable part of the commerce of the United States is made up of such articles, as come under the notice of the gauge…” Bound in contemporary calf over marbled boards, with spine label. Backstrip and corners worn, scattered foxing throughout.