1851 Treatise On Timber & Cast Iron by Peter Barlow Antique Architecture Book

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1851 Treatise On Timber & Cast Iron by Peter Barlow Antique Architecture Book

A Treatise On The Strength Of Timber, Cast & Malleable Iron & Other Materials: With Rules For Application In Architecture, The Construction Of Suspension Bridges, Railways etc. & An Appendix On The Power Of Locomotive Engines & The Effect Of Inclined Planes & Gradients

By Peter Barlow

Published by John Weale: London 1851 New Edition


" Peter William Barlow (1 Feb­ru­ary 1809 - 19 May 1885) was an Eng­lish civil en­gi­neer, par­tic­u­larly as­so­ci­ated with rail­ways, bridges (he de­signed the first Lam­beth Bridge, a cross­ing of the River Thames in Lon­don), the de­sign of tun­nels and the de­vel­op­ment of tun­nelling tech­niques. In 1864 he patented a de­sign for a cylin­dri­cal tun­nelling shield, and ob­tained a pro­vi­sional patent in 1868 for an im­proved de­sign."

Heavy wear and fading to covers with splits to outer spine hinge on both sides and across as shown - outer spine only just hanging on. Front inside hinge split and board is wobbly. Rear hinge in good shape. Small inscription at top of preface page as shown. Pages typically clean with no foxing. Some pages uncut and some of the plates have chipped edges as shown. Has a couple of blind stamps from The Burke & Wills Institute: Fryers Town. Included are 14 Folding Plates. A decent copy and wonderful to own as is or spend a few dollars and have a light restoration done. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.

Size 23cm x 15cm x 4cm - 516 Pages + 14 Folding Plates

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Condition: Acceptable
Binding: Cloth
Special Attributes: ["Illustrated", "14 Folding Plates"]
Region: Europe
Subject: Reference
Original/Facsimile: Original
Seller Notes: Heavy wear and fading to covers with splits to outer spine hinge on both sides and across as shown - outer spine only just hanging on. Front inside hinge split and board is wobbly. Rear hinge in good shape. Small inscription at top of preface page as shown. Pages typically clean with no foxing. Some pages uncut and some of the plates have chipped edges as shown. Has a couple of blind stamps from The Burke & Wills Institute: Fryers Town. Included are 14 Folding Plates. A decent copy and wonderful to own as is or spend a few dollars and have a light restoration done. Please study photos to understand condition. Happy to provide more photos on request.
Language: English
Author: Peter Barlow
Publisher: John Weale: London
Year Printed: 1851
Sub-subject: Architecture