The Steam Engine Familiarly Explained and Illustrated; with an Historical Sketch of Its Invention and Progressive Improvement; Its Application to Navigation and Railways; with Plain Maxims for Railway Speculators
Place Published: London
Publisher: Taylor and Walton
Date Published: 1836
Description: Illustrated with engravings and woodcuts. Sixth edition, corrected and enlarged. 391 pages plus four additional pages of advertisements; top edge gilt. 8vo, red leather and cloth boards with gilt trim (edgeworn; corners rubbed). London: Taylor and Walton, 1836. sixth edition. Very good.
Comments: One of many works by the Dublin-born popularizer of diverse scientific knowledge, best known for his editorship of the "Cabinet Cyclopedia". Although "not an original or profound thinker, [Lardner] was a man of great and versatile ability, master of a lucid style, and as a populariser of science did excellent work. He is satirised by Thackeray in the last "Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" as a literary quack advertising his encyclopedia at dinner parties." -- D.N.B.Jacket: N
Condition: very good
Book ID: 230477