[GEISSAU (Anton Ferdinand von)]

Essay on the Construction and Use of a Mine-auger. To which are added, the description of an earth-borer, for country gentlemen and farmers; and an improvement on the well-borer of mersennus illustrated with copper-plates. Translated from the German of Mr. Geiss, by William James M’Neven, M.D. member of the Royal-College of Physicians of London.

Published: Dublin: Printed by W. Wilson,

Date: 1788

First Irish edition, xi, [1], 44pp., 3 engraved plates (2 folding), cont. half calf, marbled boards, lightly rubbed, head and foot of spine a little chipped.

Provenance: Early armorial bookplate of ‘Norrie’.

Hoover, 340.

The copper-plates illustrates the well-bore with the numerous bits used. Originally published at Vienna in 1770 with both the London and Irish editions appearing in 1788, all editions are rare. Translated by the William James MacNevin, the distinguished United Irishman.


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