Memoir of the Life of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel. Richard BEAMISH.

Memoir of the Life of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel.

London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862. [Engineering]. REVISED SECOND EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.[2] xx; 357 [3]. With 17 illustrations, including an etched frontispiece portrait of Brunel. Contemporary full tan calf by HAYDAY, with raised bands, gilt titles to green label on spine and further gilt decoration to spine. All edges and endpapers marbled. Armorial bookplate of J. Austin to front pastedown. Moderate rubbing to outer edges and joints. A light scratch across the lower board. Good. Not to be confused with his more illustrious son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel of Great Western Railway and SS. Great Britain fame. Marc Isambard was also a distinguished civil engineer, best remembered for the construction of the Thames Tunnel - supposedly the first tunnel to be successfully constructed under a river. Item #51028

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