“To the Life of Thomas Telford Civil Engineer Containing Eighty-Three Copper Plates Illustrative of his Professional Labours – Sold by Payne and Foss, Pall Mall -1838” to the title page. “Samuel Smith 1838” to the verso of the front end paper. Lacking Plate 28 in the list “Contents of Atlas”, as called for. Engravers include T. Bradley, E. Turrell and F. J. Havell, in documenting the plans of the greatest engineering feats of the day. Many are double page or fold out. Both boards are detached with an area of loss along the spine edge of the front board; the rear board is in good condition with moderate rubbing to show. The interior marbled endpapers are in very good condition. A 10.5cm vertical damp stain, with mildew spotting to show, runs from the bottom edge throughout the book from light to heavy and does affect many of the plates. This damp staining appears to be very old. Foxing throughout. Occasional short splits along the tipped-in edges of the plates but all remain firmly attached. Beautiful marbled edges all the way around. Green linen bookmark is present but detached. The front signature is held in place with black linen book tape. The last signature is loose but complete and solid. The spine lacks any titles with a lot of tape residue to show. 3.5cm loss to the top of the spine panel. Most of the gilt is in place on the bands. Scarce in any condition. Structural repairs to this volume would be a simple matter in the hands of a professional bookbinder. This volume is 56cm x 42cm x 2cm and weighs in around 10kg. Please inquire for shipping and insurance rates to your address. Photos available upon request.