Facts About Peat as an Article of Fuel. To Which is added, a Chapter on the Untilization of Coal Dust with Peat for the Production of an Excellent Fuel, at Moderate Cost. Specially Adapted for Steam Service

Boston: Lee and Shepard; stereotyped at the Boston Sterotype Foundry, 1867.

Octavo, iv, [4], 316 pages. Advertisements in the front matter for the author's mill, and for Leavitt's Peat Journal, his periodical dedicated tot he subject. Engraved frontispiece illustrating Leavitt's Peat Condensing and Mouding Mill. ~ Third edition, revised and enlarged; nearly three times the size of the original 1865 issue, and twice that of the 1866. Peat bogs and operations are described state by state, with deposits, quality, supply, and commercial prospects. Potential uses include iron manufacture, steam generation, heating, gas from peat, peat in gunpowder and fireworks, chemical products, peat for use in pavements, paper, building, tanning, antiseptics, disinfectants, and fertilizer. Ink stamps of the Lowell Historical Society to text block edges, and to front paste-down; otherwise very good, in bright, gilt-titled and blind-ruled, pebbled green cloth.

Price: $50.00