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.

LARDNER, Dionysius.

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Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: E.L. Carey and A. Hart
Date Published: 1836

Description: With additions and notes, by James Renwick. Third American, from the fifth London edition, considerably enlarged. 13 engraved plates, some folding, 67 text illustrations, 324 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements. 8vo, original cloth, paper spine label; light foxing throughout, corners rubbed, inner hinge weak. Philadelphia, 1836. 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
Binding: hardcover
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 36371

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