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FRENCH, James Weir (ed.)
Modern Power Generators, Steam, Electric, and Internal Combustion, and their Application to Present-day Requirements. With many Diagrams and Pictorial Illustrations and a Series of Composite Sectional Models.
London: The Gresham Publishing Company, 1908. London: The Gresham Publishing Company,, 1908. 2 volumes, quarto. Original dark green cloth, title gilt to the spines, and in black to the front boards, with art nouveau panelling in gilt and black to both, design by Talwin Morris, dun surface paper endpapers. With original card slipcase and packaging. 11 chromolithographic plates with multiple over-lays - the "Composite Sectional Models" - 500 illustrations to the text, line-drawn and from photographs, title pages printed in red and black. Vol. I with a few slight indentations to front cover, back cover discoloured where once damped, vol. II front free endpaper and half-title creased and soiled at fore-edge, title page similarly affected but less so, slipcase rather battered and with portion of front torn away, yet this remains an attractive copy in the striking original cloth bindings. First edition of this spectacularly illustrated work relating to the industrial developments of the late 19th to early 20th centuries, focusing on the production of steam, electric, and gas power. Includes sections on steam generators, steam engines, steam locomotives, which include overlay "models" of a Babcock & Wilcox Water-tube boiler, Steam Engine, Steam Turbine, Locomotive, and Westinghouse Quick-Acting Compressed-Air Brake; as well as covering electrical motors, and gas engines, accompanied by plates of a Continuous Current motor, Squirrel Cage Three-phase Induction motor, Otto gas engine, Priestman Oil Engine, Diesel engine, and an Automobile, the final section being concerned with ste … [Click Below for Full Description]
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