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Report on the Aswan Dam Second Heightening 1928-1934

By Ahmed Khairy Bey; Assad Rizk

1944

Government Press : Cairo

14" by 10"

viii,55pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of this report regarding the second heightening of the Aswan Low Dam on the river Nile. Issued from a series commissioned by the prominent 'Ministry of Public Works'.

Prior owner's inscription to the front board, F Newhouse, June 1945. From the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. With his contemporary inscription to the volume. The Aswan Low Dam was is a masonry buttress dam on the Nile. It was first constructed between 1899 and 1902 and was a pioneering piece of engineering being the largest masonry dam in the world. It was intended to provide storage of annual floodwater and augment dry season flows to support greater irrigation development . However, the dam had to be heightened twice due to inadequate storage capacity. This report discusses the second heightening of the Dam between 1929 and 1934. This title was published as a part of a series of reports commissioned by the 'Ministry of Public Works, Egypt'. The Egyptian Department of Public works was established in the early 19th century and concentrated on works relating to irrigation and hydraulic engineering. It became the most respected engineering entity and regarded as a fantastic school for civil engineers in modern Egypt. This work was issued during the British Occupation Period. Written by Ahmed Khairy Bey, the director general of reservoirs and barrages, and Assad Rizk, the assistant director general of reservoirs and barrages. Illustrated, with 41 photographic plates as called for. Drawings were issued in a separate album.

CONDITION

In a quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with bumping and rubbing to the extremities. Prior owner's inscription to the front board, F Newhouse. Small loss to the extremities due to bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd spots.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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