Title History and Progress of the Steam Engine; With a Practical Investigation of its Stucture and Application. By Elijah Galloway, civil engineer. To which is added, an Extensive Appendix, containing minute descriptions of all the various improved boilers; the constituent parts of steam engines; the machinery used in steam navigation; the new plans for steam carriages; and a variety of Engines for the Application of Other Motive Powers, with an experimental dissertation on the nature and properties of Steam and other elastic vapours; the strength and weight of materials, &c, &c, by Luke Herbert. Illustrated by Upwards of Two Hundred Engravings.
Publisher London: Printed for Thomas Kelly. 1837
Seller ID 73094
Size 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Re-bound in grey hard card covers with paper title label to spine. In very good condition. Re-bound with new covers and endpapers. Slight split to top front edge of spine. Neat inscription to main title page. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. Else a clean and tight copy. 863pp. With b/w engraved plates and engravings in text. Fascinating look at the development of Steam power and its application to transport and industry. At the time of publication, Railways were in their infancy, and several chapters are devoted to this. There is also discussion of steam power at sea and the different ways of creating steam.
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