New York, NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1871. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #27180
242 + (2) pages of publisher's announcements. Illustrated with 10 plates, (6 folding) of historic American locomotives and also with related black and white pictures in the text. Chapter material on history of early railroads in the world, steamboats, steam carriages, Travithick's engine, Stephenson's engine; Peter Cooper's locomotive; horse and sailing cars; claims of the 'first locomotive"; and other material regarding the development of the locomotive engine in America. (Ref. Howes B872). Title page with the small previous owner name-stamp of collector George R. Brush; M.D. in the U.S. Navy; a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894. Volume approx. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" size; bound in the original brick-orange cloth, gilt spine titles. Some edge, tips wear to the covers, spine coloring & titles dulled some, cloth coloring mottled a bit; in very good condition.