Second edition. 8vo. pp. [viii], 89; port. frontis., one plate of Elder’s grave; very good in contemporary black morocco, gilt, t.e.g., slightly rubbed and scuffed. A presentation copy, inscribed by the subject’s widow “Mr. John Cossar from Mrs. Elder 12th Novr/84”.
A biography, first published in 1871, of the Scottish marine engineer and shipbuilder John Elder (1824 -1869), who developed the compound engine that greatly improved the efficiency of steamships.
Author Rankine, W. J. MacQuorn.
Binding Contemporary black morocco, gilt
Publisher Glasgow, printed at the University Press by Robert MacLehose
Condition See description
Pages [viii], 89
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