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ATWOOD, George (1745--1807)
A supplement to a tract, entitled A treatise on the construction and properties of arches, published in the year 1801; ... To which is added, a description of original experiments to verify and illustrate the principles in this treatise. With occasional remarks on the construction of an iron bridge of one arch, proposed to be erected over the river Thames at London. Part II. By the author of the first part.
London: printed by W. Bulmer and Co.; sold by T. Egerton, Whitehall; and J. Taylor, at the Architectural Library, 1804.
xii, 47, [13] p., V pl. (1 double) ; 26.7 cm. (4°)

This supplement to Atwood's Dissertation on the construction and properties of arches, 1801 (q.v.) contains corrections and additions to that work and was doubtless offered both separately and together with unsold copies of the Dissertation. James Douglass and Thomas Telford had submitted in 1800 an ambitious design for a new London Bridge to be constructed of iron. See notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 148.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with Atwood's Dissertation ..., 1801 (q.v.).

Binding C19th diced maroon russia, gilt double-rule borders and spine, green spine-label. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 5s. on 27 June 1831. (Archive 7/15/8).

Reference Number 4021


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