A Comprehensive Treatise on the Water Supply of Cities and Towns with Numerous Specifications of Existing Waterworks
Contents: Historical sketch of some of the means that have been adopted for the supply of water to cities and towns; Water and the foreign matter usually associated with it; Rainfall and evaporation; Springs; and the water-bearing formations of various districts; Measurement and estimation of the flow of water; On the selection of the source of supply; Wells; Reservoirs; The purification of water; Pumps; Pumping machinery; Conduits; Distribution of water; Meters, Service-pipes, and house fittings; The law and economy of waterworks; The laws and economy of waterworks; Constant and intermittent supply; Description of plates, Appendices A-E.
Publisher: Crosby Lockwood and Co.
Date Published: 1876
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xiv, 378p, followed by 50 double plates (unpaginated). 38.5 cm. Colour-lllustrated frontispiece of the Wallasey Water Tower signed by dedicatee, Civil Engineer, Robert Rawlinson. Includes upwards of 250 woodcut illustrations. Binding in poor condition with missing spine, detached front board with significant wear and staining. Some foxing to the first 45 pages. Plate pages have occasional foxing but remain mostly bright and white. Good condition. Sold "as-is".