Thomas Telford's Aqueducts on the Shropshire Union Canal. First Edition, signed

By: QUENBY, Ron. TELFORD, Thomas).

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(TELFORD, Thomas). QUENBY, Ron. Thomas Telford's Aqueducts on the Shropshire Union Canal. (Shrewsbury) : Swan Hill Press, (1992). First Edition. Pp (10),1-26. Illustrated. Map. Index. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, letered in black and white. "Thomas Telford's five great aqueducts on the Shropshire Union Canal justify his reputation as one of the finest civil engineers. Built 200 years ago during the canal boom, the aqueducts show the Scotsman's mastery of the revolutionary new material of cast-iron. At Pontcysylltein North Wales he built the highest iron-trough aqueduct in the world, now world famous and still in use with narrow boats floating high above the De e Valley. At Chirk, Longdon on Tern, Nantwich and Stretton he built others which are prized for their originality and attractive design. " (from the back cover). Contents : I. Monarchs, Machines and Mania: The Historical Background. II. A Principle Entirely New: Longdon on Tern Aqueduct. III. Romantic and Very Perfect Chirk Aqueduct. IV. Aloft in Air: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. V. Final Flourish: Nantwich, Stretton and Other Aqueducts. VI. Impressingthe Beholder: The Aqueducts in the Public Eye. VII. From Trade to Tourism: The Aqueducts Through the Years. Very good. Signed without inscription by the author. 15.00

Title: Thomas Telford's Aqueducts on the Shropshire Union Canal. First Edition, signed

Author Name: QUENBY, Ron. TELFORD, Thomas).

Categories: 83,

Publisher: Swan Hill Press, Shrewsbury, 1992, ISBN:1853102466:

Seller ID: 108163

Keywords: NAUTICAL AQUEDUCTS WATERWAYS SHROPSHIRE CANALS BRITISH ENGINEERING HISTORY ENGLAND ENGLISH,