Victorian Engineering (L. T. C. Rolt)

Victorian Engineering (L. T. C. Rolt) soon to be presented for sale on the first-class BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1970, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: The Railway Engineers; Men of Steam; Smoke Over the Sea; The Engineer and The Farmer; The Workshop of the World; High Noon in Hyde Park; The Age of Steel; New Lamps for Old; Civil Engineering After; The Shape of Things to Come; Contains: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: By 1850 coal and iron had made England the workshop of the world; thanks to a long period of peace and relative social stability there was a transformation in the means of power, communication and production. It seemed at first an exciting and hopeful time, in which men were creating a new servant-the steam engine.

L. T. C. Rolt, the biographer of Brunei, the Stephensons and Telford, pays tribute to the insight, skill and perseverance of the pioneering engineers. Thus we see Stephenson achieving the Menai tubular brid…

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, more so at the head, tail and corners. Previous owners’ name to the first blank.

Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 300 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9″ x 5½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I fascinate you with a carefully selected medley featured in my Engineering catalogue?


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