Lives of the Engineers: The Steam-Engine, Boulton & Watt by Samuel Smiles
1874. No Edition Remarks. 416 pages. No dust jacket. Decorated purple cloth. Contains black and white in-text illustrations. Pages are lightly tanned and foxed throughout. Cracking to hinges with exposed binding, causing a few pages to be slightly loose. Occasional thumb-marking present. Minor scuffed brown marking to a few pages. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Binding is shaky. Boards have moderate edge wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Crushing to spine ends with small splits and fraying to cloth. Notable tanning to spine and edges. Scuffing and light marking overall. Book is forward leaning.