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The steam engine familiarly explained and illustrated; with an historical sketch of its invention and progressive improvement; its applications to navigation and railways; with plain maxims for railway speculators.

Lardner, Dionysius.

Published by E.L. Carey & A. Hart, Philadelphia, 1836
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"Third American, from the fifth London edition, considerably enlarged . . . With additions and notes, by James Renwick, LL.D., professor of natural experimental philosophy and chymistry in Columbia College, New York." The Rev. Lardner was a prolific scientific writer whose Cabinet Cyclopedia and other works helped popularize a number of technological advances. The present work in its original appearance said virtually nothing about railroads, but this revised American edition includes much information not only on that topic but also on steamboats, as well as on economic analysis of railways for would-be investors. The volume is illustrated with 10 plates, two of which are folding, engraved by P. Maverick after designs by the author. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.15"). [2 (adv.)], 324 pp. (pp. 113?16 lacking); 2 fold. plts., 8 plts. (3 plts. lacking). American Imprints 38455; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 29409 (for London 1836 ed.). Publisher's ribbon-embossed brown cloth, spine with printed paper label (stating "Second Edition"); corners and spine extremities rubbed, cloth split at joints and reinforced at spine extremities with cloth tape, spine head with paper shelving label. Hinges (inside) cracked, front hinge reinforced with cloth tape. Ex?social club library: 19th-century bookplate, pressure-stamp on title-page, no other markings. Lacking pp. 113?16 and three plates. One folding plate with tear just starting along a fold, not touching image. Some light staining; four small pencilled annotations. Bookseller Inventory # 27356

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Title: The steam engine familiarly explained and ...

Publisher: E.L. Carey & A. Hart, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1836

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