London: Offices for Advertisements and Publication, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #24370
xxxii, 862pp. Half leather over marbled boards, sprinkled edges. Profusely illustrated with hundred of figures, diagrams, and photographs. Of particular relevance is an article on French car manufacturer Peugeot with several photographs of various motor carriages, such as the 1888 first type, two-seated carriage, break with five seats, omnibus with five seats, etc. (some already with a reverse gear), and several diagrams. 1896 is the year in which Armand Peugeot founded his own automobile factory after disagreements with his family. Other articles include: The Panhard-Levassor Road Motor (with photographs and diagrams), Electrical Road Carriage by Thrupp and Maberly, H. M. Torpedo-Boat Destroyer "Desperate," The Chicago Elevated Electric Railway, The Gordon Disappearing Carriage for 10-in. Gun, Propelling Machinery of H. M. Battleship "Renown," Passenger Locomotive for the Great Western Railway, Tender for Great Western Railway Passenger Locomotive, Engines of the Torpedo-Boat Destroyers "Hart," "Handy," and "Hunter," Locomotive "No. 564;" Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, The Italian Armourclad "Sicilia" (with large two-page spread of the engine and diagrams of the boilers), Locomotive Steam Crane for Steel Works, 100-Kilowatt Dynamo and 80-Kilowatt Motor, The Accident to Rochester Bridge, diagrams for several stage theatres (the Eden Theatre of Paris, the Flemish Theatre of Brussels, the Paris National Opera House), The Snowdon Railway Accident, ABT Rack Locomotive for the Snowdon Mountain Railway, The Argentine Cruiser "Buenos Aires," H. M. Second-Class Cruiser "Doris," French Lighthouses, Dublin Electric Tramways, German War Vessels, and much more. Heavy wear to extremities, front board almost completely detached, dampstain to bottom edge and to top edge. Otherwise clean internally. A good+ copy. ; Folio.