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Title: Handboek voor vuurmakers en machinisten, inhoudende de Beschrijving der Fabriekstoomtuigen, hunne Geleiding, hunne Ontstellingen en de Toevallen, waaraan zij onderhevig zijn, ... 2e Uitgaaf. Met 111 figuren, waarvan 72 in den tekst en 5 platen.
Description: Gent, H.Hoste, Boekhandelaar-uitgever, Veldstraat, 43, 1873. 8vo. W. 111 figs. & ills. [of which 72 in the text] & 5 folding tables at the end [3 of which w. a tear on fold, rest.]. Contemp. half brown mor., over marbled brds., spine in compartments, w. title shield, giltlettered. Compartments w. heraldic lily. (Edges of covers rubbed, corners rubbed / dam.). [n2, 1-13 in 8s]. (IV, 207, I (Blank) pp.). (From quire 6 onwards light to sometimes medium yellowing / browning; plates w. foxed spots.). (Bookplate recto half title, of which lower left hand margin partialy removed.). Good copy of this rare manual for 'fire - lighters' and 'engine drivers', w. detailed descriptions of the workings of all sorts of steam engines [for weaving mills, agriculture, mining business, railroads, shipping etc.] and how to maintain them and keep them in good working order. Also the elementary introduction of the physics involved in steam engines. Corliss, Inglis and Spencer type macines.

Keywords: stoom technology machines stoker vuurmaker vessels steamship dampfmachinen stoomwerktuigen natuurkunde prime movers

Price: EUR 225.00 = appr. US$ 244.54 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8404