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Samuel Smiles
1861-1865 4vols Lives of the Engineers and Lives of Boulton and Watt S Smiles...
London: John Murray, 1861. Click here to see our other books! Lives of the Engineers with Lives of Boulton and Watt Samuel Smiles 1861-1865 John Murray : London 9" by 6.5" xvi, 484, 12; xiv, 502; xx, 512; xv, 521, 6pp SUMMARY A smart, first edition set of biographies by Samuel Smiles. Comprising of his noted 'Lives of Engineers' and 'Lives of Boulton and Watt'. In their uniform original bindings, this is an informative set on the history of engineering. First Edition,Illustrated,Publishers' Original Binding Overall Condition: Very Good This book weighs 5 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 4.49 US Postage: £ 42.99 EU Postage: £ 27.99 European Postage: £ 45.99 Asia Postage: £ 74.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 129.99 DESCRIPTION All volumes are first editions. Illustrated, with numerous in-text vignettes across all volumes. In addition there is a frontispiece and plate to volume I, frontispiece and two plates to volume II, and a frontispiece and one plate to volume III. 'Boulton and Watt' contains a frontispiece and additional plate. Collated, complete. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, of 'Lives of Engineers', Charles Algernon Whitmore. Whitmore was a British barrister and Conservative MP for Chelsea. Gift inscription to the title page of volume I. Boulton and Watt are best known for the 'Boulton and Watt Steam Engine' which was the first practical steam engine. It was also one of the driving forces of the industrial revolution. The design was originally created between 1763 to 1775. This biography looks at their career and creation. The 'History of Roads' section focuses on … [Click Below for Full Description]
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