A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860 : exhibiting the origin and growth of the principal mechanic arts and manufactures, from the earliest colonial period to the adoption of the Constitution : and comprising annals of the industry of the United States in machinery, manufactures and useful arts, with a notice of the important inventions, tariffs, and the results of each decennial census
With an appendix, containing statistics of the principal manufacturing centres, and descriptions of remarkable manufactories at the present time. The first issue of v. 1 appeared in 1861. In 1862 Bishop entrusted the completion of the work to Edwin T. Freedley, by whom it was completed, with the aid of Edward Young--cf. Issue of 1866, v. 2, p. 11. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.