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James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography by  Samuel (editor)  James (author); SMILES - Hardcover - 1897 - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 84456)

James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography

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James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography

by NASMYTH, James (author); SMILES, Samuel (editor)

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London: John Murray. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1897. Leather. An autobiography by James Nasmyth (1807-1890), the Scottish-born engineer, artist and industrialist who invented many devices, including the steam hammer. With numerous engraved illustrations (many by Mr. Nasmyth), including a tissue-guarded frontis portrait of the author. Edited by Samuel Smiles. Stated "Popular Edition". --- Beautifully bound in red calf, with marbled paper endpapers and textblock edges, tooled cover edges in gilt, decorations and titling to 6-compartment spine, marbled endpapers and marbling to all textblock edges. --- With gift award notice by England's Exeter School pasted to front paste-down, later prior owner's rubberstamped signature and date to front endpaper. Otherwise an excellent copy, though with a little sunning to spine of this scarce edition.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; xx, 450 pages .


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James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography
NASMYTH, James (author); SMILES, Samuel (editor)
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Used - Very Good+ with no dust jacket
John Murray
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About Bluebird Books

Bluebird Books is the bookselling business of Eric Mayer, operating from my base in Littleton, Colorado. I specialize in classic fiction and literature, books on birds and natural history, railroadiana, biography, history and many other genres. Bluebird Books features publications by the Modern Library and Everyman's Library. I offer free shipping on books shipped within the US via USPS Media Mail. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I recommend that you use for your international orders because they have formed a partnership with Asendia to allow for much more affordable shipping on parcels weighing under 5 lb. (about 2.26 kg).


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marbled paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or... [More]
The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an... [More]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the... [More]
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.