Title Aqueduct over the River Irwell, England : Brindley and the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal, Original Engraving and Article from Cyclopedia of Useful Knowledge, 1834-1835
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher London: Charles Knight & Company; 1834
Seller ID 6845
1 pages; 4to (10.75") 28 cm; One complete leaf measuring (7.25 x 10.75 inches) 18 x 27 cm, printed on both sides, with original steel engraving and brief article (if long, conclusion on reverse). Extracted from disbound volume of Cyclopedia of Useful Knowledge, published in parts, 1834-1835. Edges untrimmed. Suitable for framing. ; First canal and first aqueduct of this kind in England, built by engineer James Brindley in 1761. Canal ran coal from Rundorn to Manchester. Article headed Brindley and the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal. Caption reads Aqueduct over the Irwell. Image shows single-masted boat being towed by horse team across aqueduct. ; Rag paper, heavy quality, somewhat yellowed from age. Minor foxing, mostly to margins. Faint offset from opposite page, not as dark as it appears.