London: Walter King, 1891.
First Edition. 255 pp, indexed. Original green cloth with gilt lettering, rubbed at extremities. Ink stamps of the Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corporation; Los Angeles Lighting Company; and Southern California Gas Co. on endpapers. Paper over front hinge cracked, but binding sound, text clean. Includes chapters on the relative cost of different lighting methods (gas, oil, candles); products of combustion; the composition of illuminating gas; water gas; oil gas; gas-making processes, distillation, purification, and more.