John Smeaton (Civil Engineer F.R.S.). 'Edystone Lighthouse,'...

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John Smeaton (Civil Engineer F.R.S.). 'Edystone Lighthouse,' 1793. 'A Narrative of the Building and a Description of the Construction of the Edystone Lighthouse With Stone: To Which is Subjoined, An Appendix, giving some Account of the Lighthouse on the Spurn Point, Built Upon Sand,' second edition, corrected, printed for G. Nicol, London, 1793. Large folio, xiv, 198pp, engraved vignette title, 23 full-page copper engraved plans and plates, page edges uncut, superbly rebound in contemporary ‘’style’’ half calf, with raised bands and contrasting morocco label on the spine, with marbled sides. A spectacular copy of this monumental work on Smeaton’s lighthouse.

Auction Date:
25th May 23 at 10am BST

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