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John Scott Russell - EMMERSON, George S.

John Murray, 1977, Hardback ..
Condition: Very Good. Lightly bruised at tail.

Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Illustrated with B&W photographs and drawings. John Scott Russell's name was known wherever ships were built and navies assembled France, Germany, Russia and America and the most influential period of his life lay ahead. Time was to reveal him as a zealous educator, an idealistic social reformer and even a would-be peacemaker between nations, as well as the undisputed and respected leader of his profession. Yet there fell a shadow on his expectations and deserts, a strange antipathy of fortune hinted at by his division from the others in that historic photograph of him with Brunel and Wakefield in front of the Great Eastern. 342pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)

ISBN: 0719533937

£Now with a new owner.