Breakdowns at Sea and How to Repair Them. A. Ritchie LEASK.
Breakdowns at Sea and How to Repair Them.

Breakdowns at Sea and How to Repair Them.

London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1901.

Octavo, frontispiece and diagrams; an attractive copy in original gilt blocked crimson cloth.

Ex-libris: Captain Robert Grundy of Goolwa

Fourth edition, with an appealing South Australian provenance: 'When the great importance to engineers of an accurate knowledge of the details of "Breakdowns at Sea" is taken into consideration, it is somewhat surprising that up till the present time no book dealing fully with this subject has been published.' So begins this detailed yet eminently readable account of marine engineering that combines technical details with an engaging narrative drawn from the author's considerable experience. This book provides an excellent insight into the strengths and limitations of steam technology at the turn-of-the-century, incorporating 99 diagrams to clarify the text.

Fourth edition, with an appealing South Australian provenance: 'When the great importance to engineers of an accurate knowledge of the details of "Breakdowns at Sea" is taken into consideration, it is somewhat surprising that up till the present time no book dealing fully with this subject has been published.' So begins this detailed yet eminently readable account of marine engineering that combines technical details with an engaging narrative drawn from the author's considerable experience. This book provides an excellent insight into the strengths and limitations of steam technology at the turn-of-the-century, incorporating 99 diagrams to clarify the text.

This copy bears an interesting ownership inscription related to early shipping on the Murray River. The front endpaper is inscribed 'Robt. G. Grundy. Goolwa. SAus 1909.' Goolwa, Australia's first inland port, is located on the mouth of the Murray River facing Hindmarsh Island in South Australia. The archives of the Walter Pretty collection held by Alexandrina public library list three captains among the records for the Grundy family, including Captain Robert Grundy, the original owner of this volume.

Price (AUD): $475.00

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