A Treatise on Navigation by Steam; comprising a History of the Steam Engine and an Essay towards a system of the Naval Tactics peculiar to steam Navigation ...
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London: Longman Rees Orme Brown and Green 1828. 4to (295 x 230 mm). Original boards with later cloth spine and paper title label (light rubbing to boards and corners bumped otherwise a very good copy). (xxiv 182 2 68pp.). With aquatint frontispiece (foxed) one engraved plate illustrations in text and original errata slip. Uncut. 1st edition of this very rare treatise. NOTE: Captain John Ross was the first naval officer to write on steam. His Treatise on Navigation published the year before he sailed on his second voyage in search of the Northwest Passage was much in advance of its time and a forerunner of many similar works.
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