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 (https://www.victorianlondon.org/lighting/boccius.htm), and the Mechanics’ Magazine, pp. 298–301 in no. 998 for 24th September 1842.