A Treatise on the Strength of Timber, Cast Iron, Malleable Iron, and other Materials; with Rules for Application in Architecture, Construction of Suspension Bridges, Railways, etc. With an Appendix on the Power of Locomotive Engines, and the Effect of inclined Planes and Gradients. With seven Plates.

London, John Weale, 1837. Contemp. hcalf. Gilt spine. A paperlabel pasted on upper part of spine. Stamps on foot of title-page. XII,492 pp., textillustrations and 7 folded engraved plates. 2 leaves in the Foreword brownspotted, marginal faint brownspots to some plates, otherwise fine.

This work was the first British monograph on the subject and it had a profound influence on the science of the strenght of materials and it established the sructural theory.
The offered item is the importent 4th edition of the famous "Essay on the Strength...", 1817 and here Barlow states "I have thought it right to remodel the whole, and to introduce into it a great variety of matter not found in the original Work" (The Preface).

Order-nr.: 51802

DKK 3.500,00