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Egyptian Government Ministry of Public Works Mechanical and Electrical Department Aswan Dam Hydro-Electric Scheme Contract and Specifications Accompanied by 21 Sheets of Drawings [With] Aswan Dam Hydro-Electric Scheme Drawings Annexed to Specification Album I and Album II

By Abdel Aziz Ahmed

1932

Government Press : Cairo

14" by 9"

xxvi, 441pp; [10], [11]

 

 

 

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Three very scarce volumes regarding the Aswan Dam Hydro-Electric Scheme. The text volume is signed by the Director General to one F Newhouse. Issued from a series commissioned by the prominent 'Ministry of Public Works'. A wonderful piece of engineering h

From the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. With his contemporary inscription. Volume I notes to the title page that it is a 'Private Copy'. 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 regards the hydro-electric scheme for this dam, and is a comprehensive report on all aspects of the work. The objections of the Ministry of Public Works are discussed as well as the general conditions of the contracts regarding the scheme. These contracts include the worker's rights and pay. There is a section on materials that will be used, the methods of masonry that will be used and much more. 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. With the two accompanying albums illustrating the drawings annexed to the specification. With ten plans to the first volume and eleven to the second. An insightful work into the development of the Aswan Low Dam and the hydro-electric scheme. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

Volume I is in a full cloth binding. Volumes II and III are in a quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to boards. A few light tidemarks to the boards of both albums. Inscription to the front pastedown, 'F Newhouse From Abdel Aziz Ahmed Bey'. 'F Newhouse' to the front pastedowns of both album volumes. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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