Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, at their Hall, (1866-1879).
Hardcover. Periodical magazine. 27 Volumes. Octavos. Illustrated with engraved and lithographic plates and maps, many folding. A consecutive run of volumes 82-108 (July-December 1866, January-December 1879) of *The Journal of The Franklin Institute*, an important scientific journal established in 1826 to document scientific, engineering, and technological achievements throughout the nation, and to publish descriptions of American patented inventions. Ex-library set with bookplates or small ink stamps on the front pastedowns, most volumes in contemporary half morocco and marbled paper boards, six rebound in full beige linen cloth, and the first volume (v.82) is unbound with all six issues in the original printed wrappers. Many of the half morocco volumes have detached boards and scattered tears, else overall a good set. Founded by Thomas P. Jones in 1826, it became the most important journal devoted to the development of inventive talent in the United States.