* Rare * Reports of The Late John Smeaton Civil Engineer 2nd Edition 1837


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Author: John SmeatonTitle: Reports of the Late John Smeaton Made on Various Occasions,in the Course of his Employment as a Civil Engineer Publication: Second Edition Published by M Taylor The Strand London 1837………………………….. (See Pictures)Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good + Copy of this book bound in half brown calf over brown cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and date in bottom section in gilt to spine also.New clean light brown endpapers.Detailed and comprehensive work of this famous Civil Engineer born in 1724 and died in 1792,often regarded as ‘The Father of Civil Engineering’.He was mostly responsible for the design of bridges,canals and also harbours and some of the UK’s best lighthouses including Eddystone.He was regarded as a capable mechanical engineer and an eminent physicist.He pioneered the use of hydraulic lime in concrete, using pebbles and powdered brick as aggregate.Smeaton was also associated with the Lunar Society.This is a comprehensive work and this copy still contains the Publisher’s  M Taylor’s Catalogue of other publications some 16 pages and the Cat is tipped in at the front of the book to the verso of the half title Page.The work is Two Volumes in one with some 72 plates including an engraved frontispiece of John Smeaton.There are a total of 38 plates at the end of Vol 1 and 34 plates at the end of Vol 2.Contents generally clean with some odd foxing spots to the drawings.Overall a very decent copy for the collector.Heavy Tome weighing over 3.2 KG.Second Edition and some of the pages remain uncut to the top edge of the book.Second Edition [1837]  UK Postage: Free Sent Royal Mail 24 Tracked 1-2 Working Days Air-Mail Tracked Europe Air-Mail Tracked Rest of World Air-Mail Tracked Zone 3  

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