River Thames Bridge Designs. (1800)

TELFORD. Thomas. & DOUGLAS. James. - DODD. Ralph. - DANCE. George. - JESSOP. William.;

The Several Plans and Drawings Referred to in the Third Report from the Select Committee upon the Improvement of the Port of London. Ordered to be printed 28th July 1800.-----Volume of engravings of proposed London Bridges

Published: Printed by Hansard, London.

Date: 1800

Large folio.(26.6 x 20.5 inches). List of plates and 21 fine double page, and larger plans and diagrams, copper engravings and aquatint, six of them hand coloured. Complete. The engravings when opened out extend from 41 inches to as much as 73 inches (for Mr Wilson's proposed Cast iron bridge), and are a very impressive series of plates. Various impressive designs for bridges and dockside developments by Telford and Douglas(4 plans), Ralph Dodd(6 plans), George Dance(7 plans) among others. Includes a copy of Sir Christopher Wren's plans for the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1666. Original tissue guards still present in a couple of the pages. Two plates with some splitting and wear to fold edges where they have been incorrectly folded and protruded from the book but overall the plates are clean and bright with untrimmed edges and good wide margins. Original publishers thick blue paper wraps with original printed paper label to front panel. Original beige paper spine with some loss and chipping but still holding the book together. Overall a very good copy of this impressive volume.


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