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Treatise on Iron Ship Building: its history and progress  -  William Fairbairn

£350.00

  • Treatise on Iron Ship Building: its history and progress  -  William Fairbairn

Treatise on Iron Ship Building: its history and progress – William Fairbairn

Fairbairn, William
London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1865

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Fairbairn’s Treatise on Iron Ship Building is based on a series of experimental researches on the laws of strain and the strengths, forms and other conditions of iron as a shipbuilding material. Also includes an inquiry into the present and prospective state of the Navy, and results of experiments into the resistance of armour plate

ppxxvi 313 + 24-page publisher’s catalogue. frontispiece of HMS ‘Warrior’, 3 folding plates showing American monitors and turret ships, and numerous text illustrations

good copy in the original maroon cloth, faded and a bit worn to the spine. stitching weakening in places but holding. strip cut from top of half-title, with removal of pasted in letter