The Life Of Thomas Telford, Civil Engineer..
Bound in full presentation calf, by Hayday, with gilt borders and inner dentelles on boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated with gilt tooling with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. A little wear to extremities but otherwise a fine copy. 1868 inscription to William Pearce, Eldon House School.
John Murray, Albemarle Street.,
With an introductory history of roads and travelling in great britain. a new edition.
8vo. 5.25 x 7 inches. xi + [iii] + 331 pp.
Illustrated by 10 engraved plates, including portrait frontispiece and by engravings and maps in text.
The first third of the book surveying the earlier history of land travel and road making precedes the life of Thomas Telford (1757-1834), the great Scottish engineer, who also served as Surveyor for the County of Shropshire. It includes accounts of his canals, aqueducts, roads, bridges and harbours. This is revised and slightly enlarged version of the chapter on Telford which originally appeared in Lives of the Engineers, Vol. II (1861), by Samuel Smiles (1812-1904). In an attractive presentation binding.
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