CROSSING THE FIRTH OF FORTH: "The Forth Bridge" (Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; Held at Southampton in August 1882, pp. 419-433).
London: John Murray, 1883. Hardcover. First Edition. lxxviii, 716, 94, 32 pp. Burgundy trade binding with blind embossed borders and floral motifs at corners, gold embossed titling to spine, minor staining to rear cover. Front and rear pastedowns beginning to tear at gutters but text block still tight to boards and barely noticeable. Clean and crisp within.
Contains Benjamin Baker's (1840-1907) article explaning the now iconic, Forth Bridge that crosses the Firth of Forth in eastern Scotland, north of Edinburgh. Built between 1882 and 1889, this article was published at the outset of construction and contains a 33"x8-3/8" folding plate (VIII) with elevations and cross sections of this elegant cantilevered, suspension bridge. In 2016 the Forth Bridge was voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder; it is..... More