London: Charles Griffin & Company, 1906. Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded. Hardcover. Two octavo volumes with continuous pagination. Vol. 1: xxxii, 528pp. Vol. 2: 529-1064pp. Red cloth with gold lettering on spines. Thick, black coated, decorative endpapers. ppLavishly illustrated throughout with numerous b/w and red maps, plates, (some of which are oversize and therefore, foldout), illustrations, charts, diagrams, facsimile photographs, blue prints of technology and much more. Frontis piece to Vol. 1 is a large, foldout map of the "Oil Field of the World: Petroliferous Deposits, Marked Re." Frontis piece to vol. 2, which is still protected by original tissue guard, is a color illustration of "Petroleum Vapor Flame-Caps Over the Standard Hydrogen Flame." Minor shelf wear to exterior. Hinges slightly starting. Ex Libris William D. Waltman. Books are in very good condition. vg. Item #21589
The author, Sir Boverton redwood (1846 - 1919) was the founder of the B & R Consulting Firm and the president of the Institution of Petroleum Technologists, (which became the Institute of Petroleum in 1913).