Somerset: Camden Miniature Steam Services, November 6, 2000. First printing. Hardcover. 30.5 x 21.5 cm. Quarto. 631 pages. 475 illustrations and 8 fold out plates. Green cloth in dust jacket. This is a first printing of the English translation of the second French edition. Translated by George W. Carpenter. First published in French in 1952. Corners are lightly bumped. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Item #54136
Sections include: "General study of the recent evolution of the steam locomotive. Progress achieved in the production and utilisation of heat. Increase in speeds and loads. Reduction in fuel and water consumption. Imporvements in constructional practice. Improved utilisation of locomotives. Review of the principle types of locomotive in service. Locomotive performance. Addenda."