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Nile Control Works Note on a Series of Control Works to Regulate the Irrigation Water Supply of the Nile Valley [With] Nile Control A Statement of the Necessity for Further Control of the Nile to Complete the Development of Egypt and Develop a Certain Area in the Sudan, With Particulars of the Physical Conditions to be considered and a programme of the Engineering Works Involved

By Sir Murdoch MacDonald

1919-20

Government Press : Cairo

13" by 8.5"

16; ix, 263pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

Two scarce and informative reports on irrigation works on the Nile during the British occupation. Written by noted civil engineer and British politician, Sir Murdoch Macdonald.

These reports hold some interesting provenance as they are from the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. With his inscription to the front wrap and board respectively. There are two works to this set, that have been issued 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. The first volume to this work is notes on a series of control works regarding the regulation of the irrigation water supply of the Nile Valley. The work is split into two sections and has a selection of proposals regarding an expansion and requirements in the Sudan Areas and further along the Nile. Macdonald provides notes on other examples of control works. The second work to this set is volume I of 'Nile Control a Statement' and is an unofficial expansion of the previous 1919 work. To his title Macdonald outlines the requirements and projections regarding water and irrigation with the support of drawn diagrams and figures. With a folding map to the rear of 'Nile Control Works.. Note'. Large folding frontispiece to 'Nile Control A Statement', a small folding map plate and six 'figures' plates. Both of these volumes have been written by notable civil engineer and British politician, Sir Murdoch MacDonald. Macdonald worked in British Egypt from 1898 to 1921 and established a firm of consulting engineers in 1927. Sir Murdoch MacDonald, was the assistant to the resident engineer in charge of building the Aswan dam and was also principally involved in the dam's first heightening and further development of the dam. A fascinating and comprehensive look at irrigation and other engineering work performed on this area of the Nile.

CONDITION

In the original paper wraps and in the original quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the extremities of the first work. Small loss to the spine of the second work with splits to the joints. Prior owner's inscriptions to the front board/wrap. Handling marks and spots to the boards. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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