Lives of Boulton and Watt. Principally from the Original Soho Mss. Comprising also a History of the Invention and Introduction of the Seam-engine.
by SMILES, Samuel (1812-1904).
London:: John Murray, 1865., 1865. 8vo. xiv, 521, , 5,  pp. Half-title, numerous figs., index, ads. Quarter blind- and gilt-stamped morocco, maroon cloth, raised bands; front hinge neatly mended with kozo. Ownership signature of J. A. Sadler; name of K. C. Hart, Sussex. Very good. First edition. A somewhat hagiographic account of two of the most important figures of the early industrial age. Together James Watt and Matthew Boulton manufactured steam engines modeled on Watt's patents. The engines powered ships as well as various industrial processes. Widely considered a "standard contributions to English biographical literature." – DNB.
(Inventory #: SW1658)
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