Mahogany Tree : Its Botanical Characters, Qualities and Uses, with Practical Suggestions for Selecting and Cutting It in the Regions of Its Growth [...] the Supply of Fire Timber for Ship-Building and All Other Purposes

By: CHALONER & FLEMING, Mahogany and Timber Brokers

Price: $300.00

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(CHALONER & FLEMING, Mahogany and Timber Brokers). The Mahogany Tree : Its Botanical Characters, Qualities and Uses, with Practical Suggestions for Selecting and Cutting It in the Regions of Its Growth, in the West Indies andCentral America, with Notices of the Projected Interoceanic Communications of Panama, Nicaragua, and Tehuantepe, in Relation to Their Productions, an d the Supply of Fire Timber for Ship-Building and All Other Purposes; with a Map and Illustrations. And an Appendix, Containing the Documents Presented to the Lloyd's Committee of Registry, in Favour of the Use of Mahogany, for the Building of First-Class Vessels. Liverpool : Rockliff and Son / London : Effingham Wilson, n.d. [Preface dated 31st December, 1850]. Pp (2),[i]-ix,(10,[5]-117,(1), frontis + 6 plates + folding table. 8vo, blue pressed cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Intriduction. I. Region in whichthe Mahogany Tree grows. II. The Countries through which the communication s from the Atlantic to the Pacific will be opened [includes projects for canals, railways, and Macadamized roads]. III. Geographical Position. IV. History of the Mahogany Tree [including First used by Cortez, for Shipbuilding, around the year 1521 – By Sir W. Raleigh, in 1597 – By Captain Dampier, in 1681]. V. On the use of Mahogany for Shipbuilding, Church and House Building, Machinery, Railway, &c., Carriages, Dock Gates, Carving, and other purposes. VI. Remarks on the Selection, Qualities, and Dimensions of Mahogany.Appendices [including No. 4 – Documents Presented to Lloyd's Committee for the Registry of British and Foreign Shipping, in support of the Memorials of the Honduras Merchants claiming the insertion of Mahogany as a first-rate wood in the Tables for the construction of vessels of the 12 years' grade. No. 5 – Tables of the comparative displacement, by a vessel of 1000 tons register, when built of British Oak, or of Honduras Mahogany. No. 7 – Tableof Timber to be used in the Building of Vessels of the Classes for 12 and 10 years, as permitted by the Rules of the Lloyd's Committee of Registry for the year 1850]. Lacking the Map of the West Indies and Central America atrear, cloth rubbed, corners bumped, spine browned, occasional light foxing , a little shaky, else good. Signed with inscription by Edward Chaloner, dated 1852. Scarce. 300.00

Title: Mahogany Tree : Its Botanical Characters, Qualities and Uses, with Practical Suggestions for Selecting and Cutting It in the Regions of Its Growth [...] the Supply of Fire Timber for Ship-Building and All Other Purposes

Author Name: CHALONER & FLEMING, Mahogany and Timber Brokers

Categories: 75,

Publisher: Rockliff and Son / Effingham Wilson, Liverpool / London , 1851,:

Seller ID: 90461

Keywords: NAUTICAL SHIPBUILDING FORESTRY MAHOGANY WOOD WOODS WOODEN WEST INDIES CANALS CARIBBEAN TROPICAL TREES FORESTS,