Recueil d'Appareils a Vapeur Employés aux Travaux de Navigation et de Chemins de Fer
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Recueil d'Appareils a Vapeur Employés aux Travaux de Navigation et de Chemins de Fer

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fondations a l'air comprimé (ponts, quais, batardeaux, etc.),



by A. Castor



Paris, 1869.




a magnificent volume of 27 double-page lithograph plates with integral tissue guards, illustrating steam dredgers, caissons for bridge construction, winding mechanisms for inclined planes, etc., etc.



The text booklet that was issued to accompany the plates is not present, but a modern reprint is supplied.



the title-page carries an inscription from the author "Hommage a Monsieur A[?] Roebling, Engineer en Chef".

I assume this refers to Washington A. Roebling, who succeeded his father, John A. Roebling, as chief engineer for the construction of New York's Brooklyn Bridge in 1869.
folio [56x39cm.]. professionally recased into the original binding of heavy cloth boards and leather spine.

damage to corners, otherwise binding in good condition. new end-papers.

foxing to title-page.

water stain to top inner corner throughout the volume, but otherwise very clean and fresh internally.