Isambard Kingdom Brunel. A biography.
London, Book Club Associates 1972.
8vo. xiv+(4)+345+(1)pp, 28 photo ills on plates. Publisher’s cloth, bumped and torn at head of spine and upper cover slightly creased, but binding sound and internally fine. Roderick Gradidge’s copy.
The first in-depth modern biography of the great engineer, recently deemed one of the three most important Britons of all time. Rolt’s book, first published in 1957, is an excellent introduction to the man and his work.