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Aurum Pr Ltd, 2000
Ausreichend/Acceptable: Exemplar mit vollständigem Text und sämtlichen Abbildungen oder Karten. Schmutztitel oder Vorsatz können fehlen. Einband bzw. Schutzumschlag weisen unter Umständen starke Gebrauchsspuren auf. / Describes a book or dust jacket that has the complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (which must be noted). Binding, dust jacket (if any), etc may also be worn. Artikel-Nr.: M0185410652X-B.
Longmans Green, 1958
1958. First Edition. 211 pages. No dust jacket. Brown cloth. Pages are moderately tanned and foxed throughout. Strong cigarette smell. Boards have moderate edge-wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Spine has crushing to both ends. Book has forward lean. Fair. Artikel-Nr.: 1622442180ADA.
Longmans, Green & Co., 1958
1958. First Edition. 211 pages. Pictorial dust jacket with white lettering over brown cloth. B&W illustrations throughout. Clean pages with firm binding. Minimal tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear and bumping to spine, board edges and corners, with sunning to spine. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear, tear and chipping to edges and corners. Notable tanning to spine and edges, with soiling to DJ. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 1622191841MHA.
Hardcover. boards are rubbed and knocked. spine is sunned and has a small tear at the top. front end page has been clipped on the top end. one sticker. some staining and the back. text is clearly readable. sound binding. fairly good copy.[S.K]. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. No Jacket. Good. Artikel-Nr.: bhfd.
Longmans Greens and Co., 1958
Hardcover. The dust jacket is a little shelf rubbed, slight faded marks, small tear and edge worn. A large piece of the bottom panel is missing. Now protected in cellophane.The binding is excellent. GK. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Fair. First Edition. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 25ny.
The Scientific Book Club, London, 1959
Used. hardcover. A worn but acceptable copy: Dust jacket very faded, torn and worn. Cover a little edgeworn but otherwise good. Owner's name on FEP. Contents clean, tight and bright. Acceptable. Reprint. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 112348.
Aurum Press Ltd., London, 1999
Hardcover. Tall 8vo. 232pp. Brown boards with gilt to spine. Brown illustrated dust wrapper with white titles. Some minor edge wear. Illustrated in b&w. A Very Good copy of this modern historical biography. Very Good. 1st Edition. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 001763.
Thomas Telford Ltd., London, 1980
Hardcover. Tall 8vo. 181pp. Foreword by Dr. Neil Cossons. Black boards with white title to spine. In black dust wrapper with white titles, Illustrated front showing the statue of Telford. Illustrated in b&w. Proceedings of a seminar held at the Coalport China Works Museum, Ironbridge, April 1979. Very Good copy. Very Good. 1st Edition. Very Good. Artikel-Nr.: 001764.
Rathalpin Press, Scotland, U.K., 1968
Used. Paperback. Softcover. Printed privately for J.A. Birkbeck of Edinburgh. One of 250 printed. Faded covers with a little minor grubbiness. Square mark left by removal of a label near lower leading corner of page 11. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Contents are clear. AF. No Dust Jacket. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 297433.
The Bodley Head, 1957
1957. First Edition. 128 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth. Pages remain bright and clear with minimal tanning and foxing. Pencil inscription to front endpaper. Boards have moderate edge-wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Book has forward lean. Removed sticker to front. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 1604396563TMB.
The Bodley Head, 1957
1957. First Edition. 128 pages. Illustrated dustjacket over grey cloth. Black & white illustrations throughout. Pages remain bright and clear with minimal tanning and foxing. Unequal tanning to endpaper corresponding with jacket flaps. Boards have mild edge-wear with slight rubbing to surfaces. Spine has crushing to both ends. Book has forward lean. Unclipped jacket has light edgewear with tears and creasing. Jacket has heavy tanning. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 1605871210ADA.
James and Luke G. Hansard and Sons,, London: Near Lincoln's-Inn Fields;, 1838
Hardcover. Two volumes, including Atlas, First edition, 1838, complete. Both volumes in attractive modern dark brown half morocco over brown cloth, some blind tooling. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles, new endpapers. Internally, Vol 1, 1838, Text, half title, , (vi-xxiv), , 2-286,  contents appendix, , , 288-719 pp, 1 pl, 9 illustrations within text (2 of which are topographical, remainder engineering), new endpapers, occasional light spot, small chip to margin edge p319. (285*220 mm). Vol 2, Atlas, in 1838, portrait frontis,  (tp & pl list), 82 pls (of 83 - no 28 not called for on pl list, small margin edge tear to pl 40, sm worm track to top margin of 2 pls (.5 inch), paper repair to bottom edge of fronts. Plates include 6 maps, 16 doubles, 3 triples & 2 quads. Some occasional light spotting. (592*432 mm). (Stapleton, History of Civil Engineering p101; Gibb, Story of Telford p329; Singer History of Technology V4p546). Telford's beneficial influence is most alive today through his many surviving works, modern contract procedures, and the Institution of Civil Engineers as a forum of engineering excellence. Of Telford's surviving works, although leisure interest in his canals is increasing, his roads and bridges, for which he was aptly dubbed by Southey 'Colossus of Roads' and 'Pontifex Maximus' (Smiles, 476), now make the greatest contribution to society. L. T. C. Rolt, who was also the biographer of George Stephenson and Isambard Brunel, believed that Telford's 'achievement was as great as theirs and of equal historical significance' (Rolt, xi). ODNB. TURNBULL G. PALMER R.H. CASEBURNE T. 1st Edition. Near Fine. Artikel-Nr.: 006860.
Bloomsbury Paperbacks, 2018
Taschenbuch. Gebraucht - Gut leichte Lagerspuren - The enthralling Sunday Times-bestselling biography of the shepherd boy who changed the world with his revolutionary engineering and whose genius we still benefit from today Thomas Telford's name is familiar; his story less so. Born in 1757 in the Scottish Borders, his father died in his infancy, plunging the family into poverty. Telford's life soared to span almost eight decades of gloriously obsessive, prodigiously productive energy. Few people have done more to shape our nation. A stonemason turned architect turned engineer, Telford invented the modern road, built churches, harbours, canals, docks, the famously vertiginous Pontcysyllte aqueduct in Wales and the dramatic Menai Bridge. His constructions were the greatest in Europe for a thousand years, and - astonishingly - almost everything he ever built remains in use today. Intimate, expansive and drawing on contemporary accounts, Man of Iron is the first full modern biography of Telford. It is a book of roads and landscapes, waterways and bridges, but above all, of how one man transformed himself into the greatest engineer Britain has ever produced. 448 pp. Englisch. Gebraucht. Artikel-Nr.: INF1001178996.
Hardcover. Thomas Telford FRS, FRSE was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and road, bridge and canal builder. After establishing himself as an engineer of road and canal projects in Shropshire, he designed numerous infrastructure projects in his native Scotland, as well as harbours and tunnels. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Category: Biography & Autobiography; Fine. First Edition. Fine. Artikel-Nr.: 70121.
Aylesbury Shire, 1978
Symposion 1993, 1993
John Murray, London, 1867
Biography. Gilt-decorated Red Cloth. xi, 1p list of illustrations, engravings and maps through text, marbled endpapers and edges, original red calf with gilt border and decoration to front and gilt border to rear, spine decorated with gilt between raised bands, title in gilt on black, presentation plate to front pastedown. Size: 7 x 5 Inches. A New Edition. Good. Artikel-Nr.: 010807.
Council for British Archaeology, 2003
4to. [xxii] + 182pp. 104 figures, photos. etc., 9 tables. Good in original coloured pictorial laminated limp card wrapps., some very minor chipping to extremities. CBA Research Report 135. Additional postage may be necessary US$54. Artikel-Nr.: 274149.
John Murray, Albemarle Street., London, 1867
8vo. 5.25 x 7 inches. xi + [iii] + 331 pp. 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. 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. BIOGRAPHY ENGINEERS BIOGRAPHY- ENGINEERING ROADS 19TH CENTURY PRESENTATION BIOGRAPHY. Artikel-Nr.: 24662.
Inviting his foreign friend to dine with him the following Friday and 'see the fine drawings I mentioned to you'. Written during the period when Telford was involved not only with the Caledonian Canal in Scotland but with his Swedish venture, the extension of the Trollhätte Canal from Lake Vänern to Söderköping to meet the Baltic. Telford had been invited to undertake this commission by Count Bogislaus von Platen, a distinguished naval officer and diplomat, later governor of Norway, who was to become a lifelong friend. The engineer visited Sweden in connection with the work on only two occasions1, and von Platen came to England for the only time in England in 1822. The letter is perhaps to Friedrich Schlictegroll, 1765-1822, (Telford having difficultly with the spelling). He wrote the preface to A Complete Course of Lithography, 1819, but is better-known as the first biographer of Mozart. ______________(1) For Telford's first overseas visit he took the precaution of being well prepared: '[He] had packed enough supplies to carry him across the Atlantic. As well as buying sets of blankets, sheets and pillows he placed an order with Bell Rannie & Co. . that included included two dozen bottles of Madeira and the same of port; three dozen bottles of cider; six dozen of porter; half a dozen each of gin and brandy; a range of teas; three bacon hams; three pickled tongues; and a vast quantity of sugar and biscuits.' (Man of Iron / Thomas Telford and the Building of Britain, by Julian Glover, 2017, pages 210-211). Artikel-Nr.: 26623.
London: Longman Rees &c, 1833
8vo., 7 folding engraved plates, xii + 438pp., including the half-title and with an errata slip tipped in before B1, with two leaves of advertisements, occasional minor foxing in the text and mild foxing on the plates, original publishers' pebble-dashed green cloth with original printed spine label. A very good copy. An authoritative, but off-piste, work by the economist and financial expert Henry Brooke Parnell (1776-1842), later 1st Baron Congleton, published during his absence from government office and before he was appointed Paymaster-General by Lord Melbourne. Of Parnell's Treatise on Roads> Williams (I p.450) considered it to be 'Important. Methods of construction and maintenance explained by a recognized authority'. The author clearly sees an efficient, well constructed and maintained network of roads as essential to the modern economy. 'When the state of society has arrived at a high degree of industry and wealth, so many persons, and such quantities of goods, are set in motion, for the purpose of administering to its business and its luxuries, that it becomes of the greatest importance to construct the public roads in such a manner as to admit of travelling with rapidity and safety, and of reducing the cost of the carriage of goods to the lowest possible point. To explain how these objects can be most effectually secured is the purpose of the following pages .' [p.1]. Artikel-Nr.: 27337.
Thames & Medway Canal Office No. 35 Great Winchester Street London. Moxon's letter from 69 Old Broad Street 19 May The other ten items from between 1821 and 1831, 1831
Eleven of the twelve items in good condition, lightly aged; the twelfth (Item Two below) with several long closed tears. ONE: Printed circular headed 'Thames & Medway Company'. 3pp., 8vo. Bifolium. 'Committee's Report' by 'Wm. Scudamore, | Clerk', following 'the Annual General Assembly of the Company of Proprietors', 6 June 1821. Including 'Engineer's Report' of the same date by 'Wm. Tierney Clerk'. Docketed by Harington. TWO: Printed circular headed 'Thames and Medway Canal.' 3pp., folio. Bifolium. 'Abstract of Reports and Resolutions' by 'William Scudamore, | Clerk., following 'a Special Assembly of the Company of Proprietors', 19 February 1823. Includes a report by 'William Tierney Clark, | Engineer', 19 February 1823, headed 'Of Report of Mr. Clark'; and long report of Thomas Telford to William Holden, 28 December 1822, in 57 lines of small type, headed 'Of Mr. Telford's Report', beginning 'In consequence of your Instructions dated 6th of December instant, I proceeded to Rochester on the 13th, where I met the Company's Engineer Mr. Clark, and with him examined Plans, Sections, Specifications, Estimates, and Contracts. On the 14th, I, along with him, the Contractors, and resident Inspectors, examined the whole of the Tunnel and other Works, and received explanations of the nature of the Chalk and other matters connected with the Works. | On the 16th (the 15th being a Sunday) I proceeded, with the aid of an Assistant of my own, to measure and take in account of the state of the Tunnel Works as they were found upon that day; the two following days were employed in laying down a rough Draft from the dimensions I had taken, and comparing it with the Works performed, and in examining the Works from the Western end of the Tunnel to the termination of the Canal in the Thames at Gravesend'. There follow four lengthy recommendations and an 'Estimate'. Addressed on reverse of second leaf 'for John Edwd. Harington Bart. | Berkeley Square' and docketed by him. THREE: Printed circular letter by 'H. Drury', undated and addressed from 'Maidstone, | Thames and Medway Canal Wharf.' 2pp., 8vo. Bifolium. The letter is on the recto of the second leaf; the recto of the first bearing a coloured map ('J. Cross sculpt. 18 Holborn.') of 'Thames and Medway Canal from Gravesend to Rochester, (Seven Miles) thereby avoiding a circuitous Navigation of about 46 Miles.' In manuscript (presumably by Harington) the river has been projected beyond the borders of the map, and four towns added. FOUR: Autograph Note Signed from John Moxon to Harington, also signed by 'Geo: Palmer'. 69 Old Broad Street; 9 June 1827. 1p., 4to. Requesting his attendance at a meeting. FIVE: Autograph Letter Signed to Harington from 'Wm. Chisholme, 36 Lincoln's Inn Fields; 22 June 1827. Regarding 'a proper Document to be given to parties depositing notes' with 'Mr. G. Palmer and Mr. J. Moxon', which he has drawn up. SIX: ALS from 'J. Moxon' to Sir J. E. Harington. 2pp., 4to. On bifolium. Addressed, with three postmarks, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Sir John E. Harington Bart. | Berkeley Square'. Docketed on same page: 'Thames & Medway | Loans | to be kept by trustees. | refers to the Notes'. Thirty-eight lines, closely written. He begins with regard to Harington's 'Thames & Medway Loan Notes', observing that they have 'been for so long a time out of your custody & remembrance that it has probably escaped your memory that they are too numerous & bulky to transmit by the post'. He turns to 'the Judgments obtained by our friends', which he considers 'of importance certainly to the tranquil conduct of the Canal business, but of none whatever to us individually in a pecuniary sense (either individually or collectively) only so far as they protect the Canal itself'. He continues with reference to 'hostile parties', and considers the 'true course to adopt' to be 'to favor the quiet working of the concern, & to leave the Canal under the protection of the Judgments to go on as before'. The. Artikel-Nr.: 19636.