James Nasmyth, Engineer: An Autobiography
by NASMYTH, James (author); SMILES, Samuel (editor)
- Very Good+ with no dust jacket
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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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- NASMYTH, James (author); SMILES, Samuel (editor)
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