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WHITE, John (d. 1850)
On cementitious architecture, as applicable to the construction of bridges, by John White, architect. With a prefatory notice of the first introduction of iron as the constituent material for arches of a large span, by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, in 1773.
London: printed by Richard Taylor, 1832.
[4], 27, [1] p., [2] fold. pl. : wdcut illus. ; 26.0 cm. (8°)

Extracted from the Philosophical Magazine and Annals, XI, p. 183, and containing White's unsuccessful competition designs for London Bridge, 1823. Thomas Farnolls Pritchard was White's grandfather. BAL, Early printed books, no. 3622.

Copy Notes Inscribed to Soane by the author on the title-page, and with a typographical error on p. 27 corrected in the same hand. An undated draft of Soane's belated letter of acknowledgement to White for his very interesting Work ... which / was so good as to send him / sometime since is in the archive. (Priv. Corr. XVI.F.167).

Binding C19th full red moire cloth, paper spine-label lettered in ink.

Reference Number 4295


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