Geneva, Switzerland: Edito Service, 1990. First Edition. Four Volumes. Octavo. (25 cm.) Metallic-silver colored cloth bindings with black stamped titles and graphics of mechanical devices on front boards and spines. Borders in greek-key tooling. Fine. Item #29
A compendium of technical explanations and drawings of mechanical devices and machines that make civilization possible from turbines to juke boxes, ballpoint pens to electric typewriters, letterpress printers to tractors. Ségalat, Swiss teacher, writer and rare bookseller compiled and created both an explanatory encyclopedia of complex mechanical engineering principles and a playful and delightful textbook of graphcs. Excellent, witty line drawings accompany superb black and white photographs.