by NASMYTH, James (1808-1890); SMILES, Samuel (1812-1904).
New York:: Harper & Brothers, 1883., 1883. Sm. 8vo. xvii, , 461, , 2 pp. Frontis. port., decorative head & tail pieces, figs., index, ads; faint waterstain along upper margin. Original blind- and gilt-stamped dark green cloth; extremities a bit worn. Small ownership rubberstamp on title margin of Wm. H. Cooley. Very good. Nasmyth was a Scottish engineer, best remembered as the inventor of the steam hammer, and as a manufacturer of machine tools. This volume, scrupulously edited by Nasmyth's friend Samuel Smiles, "abundantly illustrates Mr. Nasmyth's own definition of engineering, namely, common-sense applied to use of materials." (from the preface).
(Inventory #: SW1575)
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