THE TRIAL OF A CAUSE INSTITUTED BY RICHARD PEPPER ARDEN, Esq.;...to Repeal a Patent Granted on the Sixteenth of December 1775, to Mr. Richard Arkwright, For an Invention of Certain Instruments and Machines for Preparing Silk, Cotton, Flax, and Wool for Spinning...
Hughes and Walsh: London, 1785. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #22-0927
12.5 x 8.25", recently rebound in gilt-lettered boards, 191pp, recent covers with minor shelf wear, small stain to front endpapers, textblock with edges toned, minor marginal staining, title page edge-chipped and tape repaired with crossed-out ink name of former owner and five digit number, and inkstamps from the Cleveland Law Library Association and the Western Reserve Law School. Arkwright held a "Grand Patent" on various yarn and thread devices, but was repealed in 1785.
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