Paris et Bruxelles, 1828. Two volumes. xxx,558; 34pp. plus twenty-four plates (seven double-page). Half title in first volume. Quarto. Contemporary half red morocco and paper boards, spines gilt. Bindings a bit rubbed. Old expert repair in titlepage, not affecting text. Internally clean. A lovely set. First French edition of Tredgold's important work on steam engines. This pioneering work on the subject examines their use in various fields, including navigation, mining, and manufacturing. Tredgold (1788- 1829) was a Scottish carpenter and joiner who moved to London and established himself as a civil engineer. He wrote several important works on cast iron, hydraulics, and carpentry. OCLC locates only five copies of this edition. Scarce. OCLC 23391158. (Inventory #: WRCAM30953)
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