London: Charles Knight, 1832.
First Edition. Engraved title page with portrait of Roger Bacon, xvi, 320 pp. Late 19th century three-quarter leather with marbled paper sides, spine with five compartments decorated and lettered in gilt. Very Good with rubbing along edges, a few tiny stains to edges, foxing to prelims and rear endpaper. A study of the economics and technology of the early industrial era, a popular work written while the author was working on his famous proto-computer the "Difference Engine." Item #140939751