BOCCIUS, Gottlieb.

The Patent “Boccius Light.”

[London?: no printer,]1842

Folio (foolscap), 3 unnumbered pages (bifolium), old lateral fold marks, faint stain on second leaf.

A promotional handout for the street light invented by Gottlieb Boccius. It incorporates a report by William Brande and Josiah Parkes, chemist and civil engineer respectively, which concludes that it “is calculated to produce a valuable improvement in the art of illumination by gas.” For contemporary examinations of the Boccius Light see The Illustrated London News (, and the Mechanics’ Magazine, pp. 298–301 in no. 998 for 24th September 1842.


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