Paris: Bachelier, Libraire Pour Les Sciences Mathématiques, 1828. First Thus. First French edition. Quarto (29.5cm). Contemporary red marbled paper, backed in brown leather, spine tooled in gilt and titled on red leather labels; plain endpapers; 34pp; 24 plates. With nineteenth-century folded pencil schematic on tracing paper laid in. Straight and tight, with professional repairs to spine, light edgewear, foxing: Very Good.
French translation of the first edition of Thomas Tredgold's work on The Steam Engine, a "notable contribution to steam engine design and theory" (James K. Finch, Engineering Classics, p.110). The work addressed the history of the technology, the science behind it, notable contemporary engines, and potential improvements, and was reckoned “the best and most complete work” on the topic for decades, with new and expanded English editions appearing into the 1860s (105). This 1828 French translation would have been an early Continental edition. This the plate volume only, without the text.