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The History of the First Locomotives in America
New York: D. Appleton, 1871. New York: D. Appleton. 1871. First. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1871. Inscription at fly leaf from John Jervis to his nephew; Jervis, who is mentioned throughout the text of this volume, is considered as the first American locomotive engineer. Also included is a laid-in note from Jervis' great-niece, the recipient's daughter, explaining the inscription and the family significance of this volume. 242 pp. Hardcover, green pebbled cloth, 8vo., gilt title at spine, illustrated + fold-outs, no dust jacket. A Very Good copy: cloth lightly rubbed; minor wear at corners, and head and foot of spine; gilt titles bright and complete. Few small cracks at outer hinges, but binding and cloth are secure. Pages age-toned; foxing throughout, including fold-outs. The 6 fold-outs each show a different type of locomotive or train car. 8vo. Digital images available upon request.
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