London: E. & F. N. Spon, 1872. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Two volumes bound in one. Original dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. An extremely clean, bright and pleasing copy. It looks brand new with bright gilt and true corners. Profusely illustrated with engraved plates as well as in-text illustrations and fold-out schematic drawings. A fine copy indeed of this classic biography of the inventor of the locomotive engine.