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THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON, RAILWAY ENGINEER by SMILES. SAMUEL - First Edition - from Paul Foster Books (SKU: 8660)

THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON, RAILWAY ENGINEER

THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON, RAILWAY ENGINEER by SMILES. SAMUEL - First Edition - from Paul Foster Books (SKU: 8660)

THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON, RAILWAY ENGINEER

by SMILES. SAMUEL

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John Murray. London. 1857. Third Edition, Revised, With Additions. The same year as the First edition. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.8 inches). Portrait frontis. Finely bound, by Frost & Co, of Bath, in half tan calf. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt floral wavy role. Compartments decorated with double ruled borders. Within the borders are floral corner decorations and decorative centre pieces. Red and blue labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Tan cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. A fine copy in a highly attractive fine binding.

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Paul Foster Books GB (GB)
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8660
Title
THE LIFE OF GEORGE STEPHENSON, RAILWAY ENGINEER
Author
SMILES. SAMUEL
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Murray. London. 1857
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spine
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]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [More]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the... [More]
First Edition
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fine binding
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Cloth
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gilt
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]
calf
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