Ex-library hardcover with moderate shelfwear to the boards. - A. Notre. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Description of the Rail Road from Liverpool ...
Editorial: A. Notre
Año de publicación: 1833
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Hilliard, Gray and Company, 1833. 16mo green cloth, only English Language ed., tips bumped, 1 cm loss of outer fabric at head of spine, lacking spine title, wormed at inside rear hinge, binding sound, minimal foxing, VG/-. With frontis, chart, single plate and 3 folding plates, all VG. Folding plates are inexplicably labeled XI, I, and II. 94 pp. OCLC show 3 holdings (AAS, Baker Library at Harvard, and the Huntington). The first commercial railroad in the US was the Granite Railway in Massachusetts, built by Thomas Handasyd Perkins in 1826. The Liverpool Manchester line was opened in 1830. Nº de ref. de la librería 32439
Descripción Hilliard, Gary and Company, Boston, 1833. First American edition. Twelvemo. 94 pp. plus all five lithograph plates (three of which are folding and bound at the rear). Original sand-grain green cloth, expertly rebacked to style. A blank endpaper at the rear has a small piece missing. Overall, a very good copy.News of the proposals for the Liverpool & Manchester Railroad spread rapidly to continental Europe and North America leading to many visits and inspections particularly from France and Germany. It the first railway to rely exclusively on steam power, with no horse-drawn traffic permitted at any time; the first to be entirely double track throughout its length; the first to have a signalling system; the first to be fully timetabled; the first to be powered entirely by its own motive power; and the first to carry mail. The American translator of this book makes the point that the published works by Wood, Stephenson, Tredgold and others were too voluminous and abstruse for any but professional men but that Moreau had managed to "cullÉsufficient to exhibit all the ordinary operations of Rail Roads and had explained constructions. in a plain and intelligible manner.". Nº de ref. de la librería 72323
Descripción Hilliard, Gray and Company, Boston, 1833. Folding chart facing page 48, two folding plates on a thin paper by Pendleton's Lithography, three lithograph plates, frontis. " Chat Moss" , "Excavation of Mount Olive" &(one folding) "Carriages &c. in Use on the Iron Railway". 1 vols. 12mo. A most interesting work. Shaw & Shoemaker 20476 Contemporary green cloth, rubbed, no label as issued, , some spotting and light browning, else a very good copy Folding chart facing page 48, two folding plates on a thin paper by Pendleton's Lithography, three lithograph plates, frontis. " Chat Moss" , "Excavation of Mount Olive" &(one folding) "Carriages &c. in Use on the Iron Railway". 1 vols. 12mo. Nº de ref. de la librería 28221