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Papers on Subjects Connected With The Duties of the Corps of Royal Engineers

By Unamed

1839

John Weale : London

11.5" by 9"

viii, 200pp

 

 

 

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A very scarce work from the nineteenth century charting the military duties and history of the Corps of Royal Engineers.

Volume III only. A interesting work of military history, being a collection of paper each pertaining to the Corps of Royal Engineers. The contents are as follows: Introduction I. Memoranda relative to the Lines thrown up to cover Lisbon in 1810 by Colonel John T. Jones II. Memoranda relating to the Defence of Cadiz, and explanatory details of the Position intrenched by the British troops under Lieutenant-General Graham, in 1810 III. Instruction of the Minister of War concerning the Model-towers approved of by Napoleon. Translated by Lieut. Laffan, Royal Engineers IV. Report on the Demolition of the Revetments of some of the Old Works at Sheerness, on Saturday the 14th July, 1837 V. Letter from Lieut.-Colonel Robert Thomson to Lieutenant Denison VI. Memoir on Posen, by T. R. Stavely, Esq., late Captain Royal Engineers VII. Report on Beaufort Bridge. By R. J. Nelson, Lieutenant Royal Engineers VIII. Rough Sketch of the Suspension Bridge over the Lahn at Nassau. By R. J. Nelson, Lieut. Royal Engineers IX. Detailed Description of some of the Works on the Rideau Canal, and of the alterations and improvements made therein since the opening of the navigation. By Lieutenant Denison, Royal Engineers X. On the mode of Bending Timber adopted in Prussia. By R. J. Nelson, Lieutenant Royal Engineers XI. Description of the Coffer-dam used in the Construction of the Piers of the Alexandria Aqueduct, being an abstract of a report addressed by Captain Turnbull to Lieutenant-Colonel Abert, and by him submitted to the House of Representative of the United States XII. Description of the one-arch Wooden Bridge, of 205 feet span, at Paradenia, with an account of the execution of the work and the means employed in throwing it across the river Mahavillaganga, in the island of Ceylon. By Captain Oldershaw, Royal Engineers XIII. Description of a Series of Bridges erected across the river Ottawa, connecting the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and especially of a wooden arch of 212 feet span which crossed the main branch of the river. By Lieutenant Denison, Royal Engineers XIV. Description of a Barometer that requires no corrections either for Zero or for Temperature. By Samuel B. Howlett, Esq. Chief Draughtsman, Ordnance XV. Notes to aid in correcting the operation of ascertaining the Heights of Mountains by means of Boiling Water; furnished by Major Ord, Royal Engineers XVI. On the Decomposition of Metallic Iron in Salt Water, and of its Reconstruction in a Mineral form. By Lieut.-Colonel Reid, Royal Engineers. XVII. Report of the Effect of Climate on Yorkshire Paving, communicated by Colonel Fanshawe, Royal Engineer XVIII. Report of Paving Stables at Brighton XIX. Experiments tried at Quebec as to the properties and adhesive qualities of the following Cements, by order of Colonel Nicolls, Commanding Royal Engineers, dated 17th November, 1834 XX. Proof of an Earthen Ware Pipe for Lieutenant Denison. By Mr. Bramah XXI. Description of a Drawbridge on the London and Birmingham Railway, at Weedon. By Captain Jebb, Royal Engineers XXII. Table of the Description and Weigh of the Packages of various Articles of Traffic. By Major Harry C. Jones, Royal Engineers Appendix Illustrated with 26 plates and 1 folding plate. Collated complete.

CONDITION

Rebacked. In a full cloth binding, with gilt detailing to the front board and calf spine labels. Externally smart, with minor rubbing to the extremities, with light rubbing the front and rear boards. Internally firmly bound. Pages are lightly age toned with scattered spots, and the occasional small tide mark to the rear of several plates.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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