ROBERT FULTON .
Edition: First printing.
New York: Mason/Charter. 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of the American inventor, generally considered the inventor of the steamboat, but in reality, while he was not the first to come up with a 'steamboat,' he was the inventor of many other things - including primitive submarines which he called "plunge boats", torpedoes, marble cutting machines, etc - and his contribution to the history of the steamboat was even more important than that of an inventor - he convinced the public that the - and the use of canals - were efficient and safe means of transport. Illustrated. Notes, bibliography, index. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-884054381.
Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.