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LABELYE, Charles (1705--1781)
A description of Westminster Bridge. To which are added, an account of the methods made use of in laying the foundations of its piers. And an answer to the chief objections, that have been made thereto. With an appendix, containing several particulars, relating to the said bridge, ... As also its geometrical plans, and the elevation of one of the fronts, as it is finished, correctly engraven on two large copper-plates. By Charles Labelye.
London: printed by W. Strahan, for the author, 1751.
[4], iv, 119, [1] p. ; 19.2 cm. (8º)

The 'two large Copper-Plates' called for in the title are not present in any known copies of the book, but may have been sold loose. There is a very large 'Geometrical Elevation of the North Front of Westminster Bridge' engraved by Fourdrinier and published on 20 May 1751 in two pieces to be joined. ESTC t31707.

Binding C19th half sheep, ribbed-morocco grain cloth boards, double gilt-rule spine.

Reference Number 2561


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