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Title:Life of Sir Guilford L. Molesworth K. C. I. E. "The Nestor of the Engineering Profession"
Price:GBP£20.00 (about USD$27.00)
Item ID:B009-2921
Publisher:E. & F.N. Spon, Ltd, London, 1922
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:No
E. & F.N. Spon, Ltd, 1922, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First

blind-stamped publisher's device with triple outer border lines to front cover. Sir Guilford L. Molesworth was the son of John Edward Nassau Molesworth, Vicar of Rochdale. He was educated at the college of civil engineers at Putney, apprenticed under Mr Dockray in the London and North Western Railway, and under Sir William Fairbairn at Manchester before becoming a chief assistant engineer of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, but soon resigned to conduct the constructions at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, during the Crimean War. He received the Watt Medal and the Manby premium in 1858 from the Institution of Civil Engineers for his paper on Conversion of Wood by Machinery. In 1859 he went to Ceylon and in 1862 became chief engineer of the government railways there. From 1871 to 1889 he was consulting engineer to the Indian government with regard to State railways. He received medals from the British Government for his services during the Afghan War and the Burma War, and was president of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1904. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 214 pages. Previous owner's name ink-stamped on front endpaper: "C. W. M. Swithinbank". (Charles Winthrop Molesworth Swithinbank, the British glaciologist & polar specialist, was a descendant of Sir William through his mother Dorothea Molesworth). Gilt titles spine. red cloth; illustrated by numerous b/w. photo's. & portraits;. Includes index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History; 19th century; Engineering, Industrial, Trade. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2921.
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