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A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy.

TELFORD Thomas.; HERSCHEL J.F.W. (1831.)

£300.00  [First Edition]

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Engraved title page dated 1830, series title page dated 1831. First edition. Small 8vo., maroon cloth, printed paper label, 12 pp adverts, fore edge untrimmed. London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green.

Published in the series 'The Cabinet Cyclopedia, conducted by the Rev. Dionysius Lardner'. From the library of Thomas Telford with his ownership inscription to both title pages, the first in a thinner ink, 'Thos. Telford'.

Thomas Telford was one of Britain's greatest engineers, with buildings, bridges, canals, docks and 1000 miles of roads to his name. In 1818 he helped found the Institute of Civil Engineers, and he served as its first president. Robert Southey the Poet Laureate dubbed him the 'Colossus of Roads'.

Bookplate to the front pastedown of 'The Hope Trust, Edinburgh', numbered 350, rubber stamp of the same institution on the front free endpaper. Spine faded, covers sunned.

Stock Code: 221589