New York: Trow, 1865. Original printed wrappers, stitched. 35, [1 blank] pp. Light tanning, Very Good.
A "leading authority on water supplies, sanitation, oil refining, and assaying" [DAB], Chandler here studied how to diminish, "as far as possible, the bad effects of the impure water supplied to locomotives on the section of the New York Central Railroad between Syracuse and Rochester. The large quantities of sulphate of lime and of the carbonates of lime and magnesia give rise to incrustations," which cause "loss of heat and consequent waste of fuel, and at the same time cause an over-heating of the metal." Sabin says: "Contains analysis of waters at different places along the railroad."
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 11854. Not in BRE, Eberstadt, Decker. Item #18399