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Reminiscences of a Highway Surveyor 1886-1932, Chapman H T
1 Chapman H T Reminiscences of a Highway Surveyor 1886-1932
Chapman 1932 Hardcover 
4to (7 1/2" x 10") , 148pp. Vg+. Illustrated black boards; illustration and titling (on front and spine) a little faded, but quite readable; app 1/4" tear at head of spine, but no loss; boards otherwise little worn (eg corners sharp, binding tight) . B/w photos. Library of The Institution of Municipal and County Engineers bookplate on front pastedown, with a couple of library ref nos written on pastedown and fep; Institution of Municipal and County Engineers rubber stamp on rear pastedown. Chapman was for many years the County Surveyor for Somerset, and then Kent - this is his story. The b/w photos of long forgotten County Council servants are of possibly limited interest, but there are also quite a few photos etc of historical interest - eg early bypasses in (then) rural parts of Kent, and a plan for the proposed tunnel under the Thames at Dartford (also pretty rural back then) , not finally built for another 30 years. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Highwayman, Christopher Armstrong
2 Christopher Armstrong Highwayman
Penrith C F Armstrong 1991 Paperback 
A4, 97pp. Vg+. Spiral bound (black plastic spine) . Illustrated light yellow card wrappers. Laid-in, typed, signed letter from author. Interesting memoires of a lifetime's roadbuilding in the UK and East Africa in colonial times, in both peace and war. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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3 Dobson, James Murray Buenos Ayres Harbour Works, with an abstract of the discusssion upon the paper
London The Institution of Civil Engineers 1899 Hardcover Good+ 
8vo (5" x 8"), 75pp. g+. Blk boards, red half-binding; rather worn; front board detached, but present; backstrip missing, though binding itself intact at time of writing. Marbled pastedowns + endpapers. Large fold-out plan at rear. An interesting example of civil engineering from the heyday of Britsh involvement in the development of Latin America's infrastructure, most notably its railways and harbours. ; 8vo 5" x 8"; 75 pages 
Price: 95.00 GBP
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