Traction Engines (Philip Wright)

Traction Engines (Philip Wright) lands on the shelves of my shop.

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1967, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Colour frontispiece; Appendix;

From the cover: In this first comprehensive account of the Farm Engine, the Road Engine, the Steam Roller and the Steam Wagon, the Chairman of the National Traction Engine Club traces the history of the traction engine via the horse-drawn Portables of the mid-nineteenth century to the first self-moving models for farm and road work. John Fowlers successful early attempts to plough by steam power are described, together with …

Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, several closed tears, a little age-tone with the price clipped. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted with the spotting moving onto the endpapers and blanks.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 89 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6¼”.

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