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Book Description

Third edition. Revised and corrected throughout by R. Cowen, Esq. Sympathetically rebound in 20th century 3/4 calf with marbled boards, a near fine copy, with light foxing to the pages. 42 full page plates (some fiolding).
Dealer Notes
Working from earlier examples and experience, Peter Nicholson began using mathematics and scientific principles to teach and write about construction. This is his last, very influential book, explaining the geometry behind the oblique arch, how to determine the calculations necessary for its design, and how to cut the masonry to perfectly erect the arch. It is at the beginning of scientific engineering.

Sympathetically rebound in 20th century 3/4 calf with marbled boards, a near fine copy, with light foxing to the pages.

CA$225
Author Peter Nicholson
Date 1846
Binding 3/4 tan calf and marbled boards
Publisher London: Groombridge & Sons
Illustrator The author
Condition Fine copy
Pages lxviii + 57 pp. + 1 p. ad at front.

Price: £130.00

Offered by Wilfrid de Freitas

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