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A PROFESSIONAL SURVEY ...
A professional survey of the old and new London bridges, and their approaches, including historical memorials of both structures; with remarks on the probable effects of the changes in progress on the navigation of the Thames. With a portrait of the late John Rennie, Esq. and thirteen other illustrative plates.
London: M. Salmon, 1831.
[4], 46 p., wd-engr. frontis. port., XIII wood-engr. pl. : wd-engr. illus. ; 20.8 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. The author's prefatory 'Notice', dated 13 August 1831, states that the illustrations in this work are based on drawings made by his 'esteemed and ingenious friend', Christopher Davy 'architect', for 'a series of papers on the Bridges over the Thames, which is in the course of publication in the Mechanics' Magazine.' Some of the wood-engravings are signed as engraved by W.C. Walker. Rennie's new London Bridge was officially opened on 1 August 1831. BAL, Early printed books, no. 2631.

Copy Notes Some of the plates cropped within the image along the fore-edge.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label lettered 'Randall On The Dry Rot &c &c'., numbered '23' in a series of pamphlet volumes. Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 1s. 6d., 28 February 1832. (Archive 7/16/29).

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