Title The Steam-Engine, or The Powers of Flame.
Book Condition Good.
Jacket Condition No Jacket.
Edition First Edition.
Size 12mo - over 6¾"
Publisher London: J. S. Hodson. 1857.
Seller ID 00003
Dark green cloth, blocked and lettered in gold. Signature of previous owner in ink on front paste-down. Baker, the author of many books on civil engineering, wrote this poem as a history of and a tribute to steam power. He included some 54 pages of additional annotations to his poem, from discussion of brittle cast-iron rails to the etymology of the word 'navvies'. T(homas) Baker died 1871