A Practical and Theoretical Essay on Oblique Bridges.

  • Buck, George Watson
  • London: John Weale 1839

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. v, [iii], 43, [1] + 12 plates including frontispiece (6 folding). Original ribbed purple cloth, decoratively blocked in blind, gilt title to front board. Some light soiling. Rebacked, boards a bit scratched and marked. Library stamp with cancellation overstamp to flyleaf, frontispiece verso, and title-page, the plain stamp repeated on verso or blank margin of each plate and one text leaf, gift bookplate to front pastedown.

Notes

The first work to apply trigonometry to the problem, this became the standard reference on the construction of skew arches for many years.

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