the practical introducer of the steam-boat into Great Britain and Ireland. to which is added, an Historical Sketch of Steam Navigation
by Edward Morris
Glasgow, printed for the author, 1844. small 8vo. ppvi 175 + 8 page list of subscribers. frontispiece portrait and engraved title-page.
good condition hardback in the original green cloth binding, with some wear to the spine. previous owners' inscriptions to half-title.
heavy foxing to preliminary pages, otherwise internally clean apart from some scattered foxing and marking.
a very scarce little biography of Henry Bell, the first separately published account of his life, and the only one until Brian Osborne's biography published in 1995.