Stuart, Robert. A Descriptive History of the Steam Engine.
Publisher: John Knight and Henry Lacey, London;
Date of Publication: 1824
Stock Code: 6875
SECOND EDITION. Octavo, pp.  attractive publishers catalogue on yellow paper tipped-in between endpapers,  engraved and letterpress title pages, vi,  List of Engravings, 228. 48 engravings, of which 46 are full-page plates. Original publishers paper-covered board with printed title label to spine. Joints cracked but holding; minor loss at spine tips and wear to corners; boards surface soiled. Title label soiled with minor loss to edge. Scattered foxing, mainly to textblock edge; ownership inscriptions in ink to ffep and engraved title; no annotation; small loss to corner of rfep. An attractive copy in the original boards.
Comprehensive history of developments in steam power over the thirty years prior to publication, aimed at both interested outsiders and at the workers in the industry.