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message 1: by Fergus (new)

Fergus Moffat | 9 comments Regarding "Development of the Locomotive Engine" (Angus Sinclair), you list numerous versions of this book and--with the exception of one version--the description of the book (which is contained on the first page) is included in your presentation of the title, which it should not be. This makes for an extremely lengthy (and erroneous) 'title'. My copy is "Development of the Locomotive Engine - Annotated Edition prepared by John. H. White, Jnr" and the cover is more contemporary. Can you find this cover for me?


message 2: by Codex (new)

Codex | 3401 comments #1: Do you have the ISBN of the edition you own?


message 3: by Fergus (new)

Fergus Moffat | 9 comments Thank you Codex. ISBN is 0 262 19068 0


message 4: by Codex (last edited May 18, 2017 05:35PM) (new)

Codex | 3401 comments I found two differing covers at AbeBooks (both for ISBN 0262190680)—for your reference:
▪︎ https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Book...
▪︎ https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Book...

Strictly, Goodreads would require a second, distinct, alternate cover edition (ACE) in this case, so I’ve created it. Here are the two editions:
▪︎ Primary edition: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
▪︎ ACE: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

(Both covers from AbeBooks, cropped.)

Regarding the cumbersome title (of some editions), this tends to be a holdover from a former era (according to available information, this is a reprint of the 1907 edition). WorldCat lists a similarly “encumbered” title: http://www.worldcat.org/title/develop... [for your reference].


message 5: by Fergus (new)

Fergus Moffat | 9 comments Thanks Codex. The first one is, of course, 'it'... Appreciate your work.

Fergus


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