London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1872.
Octavo, 136 pages + 5 plates. With 31 steel engraved illustrations in the text. First edition. The author of this thorough manual of sugar manufacture was the editor and proprietor of the journal "Artizan'. Earlier in his life, he had designed and built sugar refineries in Jamaica and Siam. The illustrations depict in some detail all of the machinery necessary for deriving sugar from cane. The frontispiece shows a handsome "Gothic Beam Engine and Sugar Mill." Very slight bit of foxing to the edges of some of the folding plates, otherwise near fine, in publisher's gilt stamped brick colored cloth.