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Tredgold on the Steam Engine - Marine Engines and Boilers: exemplified in numerous examples of British and American Steam Vessels. with descriptive text by eminent engineers
London Virtue & Co. ca.-55 1851 - 2 volumes. 4to [32x24cm]. good clean condition hardbacks in the original cloth bindings, with a little bit of professional repair work to the spines and linen tape strengthening to the hinges. the first volume comprises five papers: "Properties of Steam" [342 pages], "Steam Navigation - the principles and practice of steam navigation in sea and river service" [34 pages, "History of the Steam Engine." [52 pages], "Steam Navigation - memoir of HM Steam Ship 'Medea' during a service of nearly four years" [20 pages], "Form of Steam Journal." [6 pages], and an appendix table. the second volume contains six papers: "An Essay on Steam Boilers for Marine Engines." [52 pages] "on the introduction and progressive increase of screw propulsion in Her Majesty's Navy" [8 pages] "description of the disc engine applied as a marine engine to drive the screw-propeller" [8 pages] "on the propulsion of vessels by the screw" [16 pages] "on the propulsion of vessels by the paddle-wheel [68 pages], plus 44 page explanation of the plates, and 32 page Glossary of Terms. the text is complemented by 160 engraved plates, many multi-folding. a superb mid-19th century work on marine engineering, containing both Thomas Tredgold's writings from the early part of the century and papers written by engineers active in the 1850's [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: McLaren Books Ltd., ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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