Society for Promoting the Useful Arts in Scotland.
Title XIX. Session. - VI. Meeting.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Publisher Edinburgh: The Society of the Arts, 1840
Seller ID HGK913-32
1 sheet, folded. 8 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches.  pp., the last a blank. Seal of the Society printed on page 1, text with the program for the evening of Wednesday 12th February 1840, page 3 with a blank form to fill out and give to guests who may tender the completed form for admission; text unmarked. The sheet has been folded several times for mailing and is addressed by hand to "Wm. Kennedy, Esq, 59 Northumberland Street," and with a return address "1840, Edw. S. Fiby, Society of Arts." Sealing wax impression on top of page 3 and the bottom corner of page 3 is torn away (missing a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch piece of paper torn at a diagonal to the corner, no text or writing affected). Some light foxing in the paper, page  soiled at the creases. Very Good. Fun little survival from 1840s Edinburgh announcing 8 lectures on such topics as "On a new kind of ink, obliterated with great difficulty," by Andrew Fyfe and "Notice on the use of Brass or Copper Plates, having their surfaces Silvered, for producing Pictures by the process of Daugerreotype," by Mr. John Adie, Optician, and others.
Society for Promoting the Useful Arts in Scotland, printing, inks, The Society of the Arts,