James Brindley And the Early Engineers - Samuel SmilesJohn Murray, 1864, Hardback (Full Leather) ..
Condition: Good. Leather binding now tired and faded, rubbed at head, tail and tips. Bookplate to pastedown. Heavy foxing to the prelims, frontis and title page with further light spotting throughout. Tight.
A companion volume to the Story of the Life of George Stephenson - the characters and achievement of the two men being in many respects alike, the one having accomplished for Canals in England what the other did for Railways. The volume also includes memoirs of the earlier engineers, more particularly Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, Sir Hugh Myddelton, and Captain Perry; whose works of drainage, water supply, and embankment, were amongst the wonders of their time. Portraiture frontispiece.
Size: 7" x 4¾"
Number of Pages: 320
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