Paris et Bruxelles. 1828. Two volumes. xxx,558; 34pp. plus twenty-four plates (seven double-page). Half title in first volume. Quarto. Contemporary half red morocco and paper boards, spines gilt. Bindings a bit rubbed. Old expert repair in titlepage, not affecting text. Internally clean. A lovely set. Item #WRCAM30953
First French edition of Tredgold's important work on steam engines. This pioneering work on the subject examines their use in various fields, including navigation, mining, and manufacturing. Tredgold (1788- 1829) was a Scottish carpenter and joiner who moved to London and established himself as a civil engineer. He wrote several important works on cast iron, hydraulics, and carpentry. OCLC locates only five copies of this edition. Scarce. OCLC 23391158.