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Auction Description for Tennants: Books, Maps & Postcards
Viewing Notes:
24th September 9am to 5pm. morning of sale from 8am.
Sale Notes:
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Due to a high sales' turnover all image requests and condition reports will be processed the week of the sale and not before due to lots being in storage. www.invaluable.com/tennants

Books, Maps & Postcards

(263 Lots)

by Tennants


263 lots | 261 with images

September 25, 2013

The Auction Centre

Harmby Road

Leyburn, DL8 5SG United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1969 623780

Fax: +44 (0)1969 624281

Email: enquiry@tennants-ltd.co.uk

Clark (Edwin) The Britannia and Conway Tubular

Lot 1: Clark (Edwin) The Britannia and Conway Tubular

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Description: Clark (Edwin) The Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges .., 1850, 3 volumes including folio plate volume, plates as called for, quarter morocco (spines of text volumes worn, folio volume with recent binding, plates in folio volume are significantly stained with some restoration, several being laid down)

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Smeaton (John) Reports of the Late John Smeaton,

Lot 2: Smeaton (John) Reports of the Late John Smeaton,

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Description: Smeaton (John) Reports of the Late John Smeaton, F.R.S., Made on Various Occasions of his Employment as A Civil Engineer, 1837, 2nd edition, 2 volumes bound as one, 4to., portrait frontis, 72 plates, recent half calf; Smiles (Samuel), Lives of the Engineers.., 1862, 3 volumes, portrait plates, calf (re-backed); Jones (Richard Lambert), Reminiscences of the Public Life of Richard Lambert Jones, 1863, frontis, original cloth (5)

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Fairbairn (William) An Account of The Construction

Lot 3: Fairbairn (William) An Account of The Construction

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Description: Fairbairn (William) An Account of The Construction of the Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges, with a Complete History of their Progress .., 1849, 20 (of 20 or 21) plates (19 folding, many torn, some unsightly repairs), recent half calf [there appears to be conflicting opinion on the number of plates called for]; Chapman (William), Report on the Projected Patent Wrought Iron Suspension Bridge, Across the River Tyne, at North and South Shields. Addressed to the Committee of Subscribers, July 12th, 1825, folio, one engraved map (of 2), original printed wraps (spine reinforced); Southesk Bridge, State of the Subscriptions to the Southesk Bridge, as laid before the Committee at their Meeting, at Montrose, October 4, 1784, single sheet, printed front and rear (3)

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Hutton (William R.) The Washington Bridge, over

Lot 4: Hutton (William R.) The Washington Bridge, over

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Description: Hutton (William R.) The Washington Bridge, over the Harlem River, at 181st Street, New York City, A Description of its Construction, nd. [c1890], 4to., 63 plates, original cloth (reinforced hinges); [Strauss (Joseph B.)], The Golden Gate Bridge, Report of the Chief Engineer ... 1937, 1938, numbered, presentation inscription from the General Manager of the bridge company, folding colour frontis, 12 folding plates, original cloth; Modjeski, Masters & Chase, Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, over the Delaware River between Philadelphia, Penna & Palmyra, N.J., Final Report .., [1931], 4to., folding plates, original card wraps; Report of the Cambridge Bridge Commission and Report of the Chief Engineer upon the Construction of Cambridge Bridge, 1909, Boston, plates, ex-library, original cloth; with three others (7)

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Dept. of Public Works, New

Lot 5: Sydney Harbour Bridge Dept. of Public Works, New

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Description: Sydney Harbour Bridge Dept. of Public Works, New South Wales, Contract for the Construction of a Cantilever Bridge across Sydney Harbour from Dawes Point to Milson's Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1921, Sydney, 16 folding plans/views (torn, some tape stains), original boards (re-backed with cloth); Dorman Long & Co., Sydney Harbour Bridge, 1932, Middlesbrough, 4to., quarter roan; Bradfield (J.J.C.), The Bridge .., nd., original card wraps (sketch on rear) Anon., Sydney Harbour Bridge, nd., original wraps (4)

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