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The advantages of steam vessels, with 5 large folding plans

CAMPAIGNAC, Antoine Bernard.
De l'état actuel de la navigation par la vapeur et des améliorations dont les navires et appareils a vapeur marins sont susceptibles; suivi de notes explicatives, tableaux, projets, etc.
Paris, L. Mathias (back of half-title: printed by Guiraudet & Jouaust), 1842. 4to. With 5 large engraved folding plans and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold- and blind-tooled spine. XIX, [1 blank], 355, [1 blank] pp.
€ 1,250
First and only edition of a treatise on the advantages of steam vessels over sailing ships, with chapters on steam engines, calculation of horse power of steam engines, use of steam for inland shipping and ocean trade, notes on transatlantic freighters, advantages of iron over wood, etc. With a list of technical terms in English with their French translations at the end. Written by the French engineer Antoine-Bernard Campaignac (1792-1866).
Some spotting and manuscript annotations in the margins of one leaf. Binding rubbed along the extremities. Good copy. Cat. NHSM, p. 781; NBG VIII, cols. 360-361; Polak 1420.
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