HEROES OF SCIENCE. Mechanicians.
FIRST EDITION. Contains essays about Babbage, Watt, Stephenson, Nasmyth and others as well as a chapter on the first steam engine. A few leaves affected by light foxing but overall a very good bright copy in early fine leather binding by Relfe Brothers of London. Full tan calf. Both boards with floral gilt borders. Decorative school gilt stamp of Wesley College in Sheffield to both boards. Spine fully decorated in gilt. Dark green label, gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Prize label on front paste down endpaper from the Wesley College and signed by the Head Master and one of the governors-the expert microscopist William Dallinger. A very good copy in a highly attractive binding.:.