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Volume I - General Description of the Basin, Meteorology, Topography of the White Nile Basin Physical Department Paper No. 26 Volume V - The Hydrology of the Lake Plateau and Bahr el Jebel Physical Department no 35. Volume VI - Monthly and Annual Rainfall totals and Number of Rainy Days at Stations in and Near the Nile Basin for the Period ending 1937 Physical Department No. 43. Volume VIII - The Hydrology of the Sobat and White Nile and the Topography of the Blue Nile and Atbara Supplement to Volume VII The Capacity Needed in Reservoirs for Long-Term Storage

By H E Hurst

1931-1950

Government Press : Cairo

11" by 8"

xi, [1], 144pp; x,251pp; vii, 613pp, [1]; x, 141pp;

 

 

 

DETAILS

Five volumes of this important and uncommon work regarding the Nile Basin all being presentation copies from the author, H E Hurst, to Frederic Newhouse. With numerous maps and diagrams throughout the volumes.

Volume I is signed with 'The Authors' Compliments'. Stamp to volume V 'With Complements from H E Hurst'. Volume VIII has an inscription from the author to F Newhouse, 'With best wishes from H E Hurst'. From the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. With his inscriptions to the endpapers of all volumes and occasional notations. Newhouse used this work to assist him with some of his writings. 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. Volume I is the physical department paper number 26 and has 119 plates, including several folding maps. It provides general descriptions of several basins including Lake Plateau and Sobat in addition to the meteorology. Volume V regards the hydrology of the Lake Plateau and Bahr el Jebel. It is the physical department paper number 35. With 103 plates total. Volume VI looks at the monthly and annual rainfall totals at stations near the Nile Basin for the period ending 1937. It is an important technical and statistical report. With five plates. Volume VIII is a work of hydrology regarding the Sobat and White Nile in addition to the topography of the Blue Nile and Atbara. It has 115 plates and two folding maps to the rear. The Supplement to volume VII that is present to this set was not published and was for official use only. This volume also has a gift inscription from the author to F Newhouse and is additional information on the capacity needed in reservoirs for long-term storage. This volume has thirteen figures total. All volumes are by Harold Edwin Hurst with two of the volumes having an additional co-writer; D Phillips and R P Black. . Hurst was a British hydrologist from Leicester. He produced several studies on the long-term storage capacity of reservoirs and of the fluctuation in water level in the Nile. He worked in Egypt for 62 years and was heavily involved in the new Aswan High Dam project, which was built using his plan. Phillips was a director of hydrological service in the physical department. Black was deputy director-general of the physical department.

CONDITION

In full cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart. Heavy rubbing to areas of volume I, particularly to the edges. Scattered spots to boards. Bumping to the head and tail of all spines and to the edges. Hinges to volume V are tender. Hinges to volume Vi are strained but firm. Volume VIII is cocked. Prior owner's and author's inscriptions to front endpapers and pastedowns. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright with occasional light scattered spots. Small ink spill to page 27 of volume VIII, not affecting text. 4 plate 18s.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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