Lives of Boulton & Watt by Samuel Smiles

Lives of Boulton & Watt by Samuel Smiles lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography section.

Stroud: Nonsuch Publishing, 2007, Paperback.

Contains: Black & white drawings; Portrait to the frontispiece;

From the cover: Lives of Boulton & Watt is a fascinating account of the most important partnership of the Industrial Revolution: the engineering firm of Boulton & Watt. James Watt transformed steam-engine technology in the eighteenth century by inventing the more powerful and efficient condensing engine. He collaborated with businessman Matthew Boulton to form a successful engineering firm in 1773, which went on to monopolise the production of steam engines in England for the rest of that century. The lives and work of these two men are brought vividly to life by biographer Samuel Smiles, who, through extensive access to their business documents and personal correspondence, examines the important role they played in the wider history of the invention and development of the steam engine.

Very Good.

444 pages. Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).

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