Lot 4: ANTIQUE 1890-1907 2 Vol Bio Naval Inventor John Ericsson
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: ANTIQUE 1890 Two Volume Biography Of Inventor John Ericsson. "The Life of John Ericsson" by William Conant Church In Two Volumes. HARDCOVER 1891-1907 Charles Scribner's Sons Reprint edition w/ Volume 1 Date of "1891" on Title page & Volume 2 Date of "1907" on Title page & Copyright date of "1890" in both volumes. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible hardcover copies. SCARCE COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET. "Ericsson's achievements began in his early life when he worked in Sweden and later in England developing an effective steam locomotive. By his invention of the screw propeller he revolutionized maritime engineering for peace and for war. He brought the peoples of the world closer together in points of time, in personal contact and in the exchange of their commodities. His "Monitor", representing the North in the battle of March 9, 1862 with the "Merrimac" of the South, was one of the leading factors in the preservation of the Union and made him one of the immortals of naval invention. For the last thirty years of his life he designed caloric engines for ships and was experimenting with solar energy powered machines at the time of his death." Illustrated. Volume 1: Previous owner's name/address stamped on versos of 1st end paper & on blank 2nd end paper/small spot at lower left of frontis portrait/scattered erasable pencil margin marks, o/w internally tight. Volume 2: Previous owner's ink note on upper right on 2nd blank end paper with corresponding margin mark & underlining of two words on the page noted (page 294), o/w internally tight. Binding Exterior; Volume 1: scattered small stains to covers/expected handling wear to edges; but all lettering/decoration bright. Volume 2: rubbing/handling wear to edges & head/foot of spine/bumped corner; but all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK. NO DJs AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Good Condition