First edition. 4to. Green cloth, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, pictorial scene on the front and rear endpapers,192 pp., preface, illustrated, photographs, facsimiles, drawings, bibliography, index. "William Mason's steam locomotives were considered the finest in form and function, the 'Rolls Royces' of the day. From 1853 when the first locomotive rolled out of the plant in Taunton, Massachusetts, Mason was driven to continually improve his product and conceived many innovative solutions that led to functional, yet attractive steam engines. In detailed text and nearly 200 photographs and illustrations of Mason's handiwork, this volume highlights 50 years of research on this small but progressive manufacturing company." As new, unread copy in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 44574