New York: G.&C.&H. Carvill, 1830. First edition. Hardcover. Item #38592
Presents what was known about the steam engine in 1830 with theories of the expansive action of the steam engine. 328 pages with illustrations and index plus nine folded engravings of early steam engines and an early locomotive, the first as a frontis. Bound in, probably original, blue paper covered boards with brown cloth spine and paper title label. Page edges untrimmed. Neat owner's signature on title page. Two columns of a discussion on boilers and hydrogen and oxygen gas affixed to front paste-down endpaper. Only a few spots of light foxing throughout. A very good copy.