Talk:Men of Invention and Industry

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Information about this edition
Edition: 1884
Source: Project Gutenberg
Contributor(s): Apwoolrich 20:55, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
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Notes: The text is as produced by Gutenberg and seems very clean. Outstanding jobs are the coding of the endnotes, and a proofread against the original text mainly to see if the paragraph breaks are correct. The italicising of book titles in the original published text is somewhat eccentric. See note in Discussion below. Also this book is well-worth Wikifying
Proofreaders: Apwoolrich

Notes about italicising this text.[edit]

In the book the names of newspapers eg The Times and ships eg Sirius are correctly printed in italics. The titles of some books are not but are within single quotes; other books have proper italics. How much we follow copy and replicate what was originally printed, and how much we follow Gutenberg is open to debate. Apwoolrich 21:02, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Referencing[edit]

On the original printed text the references are all as footnotes, marked by typographic symbols *†‡¶ etc. The numbered endnotes here are a re-working by Project Gutenberg Apwoolrich 21:05, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Illustrations[edit]

The 8th impression,1905, published as part of the collected edition of Smiles's works has photographic plates.

Frontispiece: The steamship Baltic on the stocks before launching

The Sovereign of the Seas facing page 46

John Harrison, facing page 104

Murdock's model of a locomotive, facing page 134

Modern printing press, facing page 206

Model of the Great Britain steamship, facing page 304

I do not know if they were in the original edition. Apwoolrich 21:14, 28 December 2005 (UTC)