The Willing Servant: A History of the Steam Locomotive -::- David Ross

The Willing Servant: A History of the Steam Locomotive -::- David Ross lands on the shelves of my shop.

Stroud: Tempus , 2004, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour plates;

From the cover: On 21 February 1804, the first ever railway locomotive steamed along a colliery tramway in South Wales with a load of pig iron. A new machine was introduced to the world which at first took very little notice.

But after a slow beginning, gaining energy like some dynamic new species, it spread across the face of the earth. The locomotive was the sustaining force of industrial growth in Britain and Europe. It made possible the formation of…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block and the blanks with the price clipped.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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