Transactions of the Canadian Society of CIVIL Engineers [18 Individual Volumes of This Journal]
Montreal, Quebec, John Lovell et al, 1887 - 1911. 1st edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Six volumes bound in half leather; 12 in dark grey buckram. Charts, diagrams, illustrations. With almost no exception the contents of each of the 18 volumes are pristine and all volumes contain numerous folding plans, charts, maps, diagrams and illustrations; the later volumes including b&w photographs. The bindings show varying degrees of wear, mainly edge rubbing to the boards, with a couple of split hinges. Overall, in very good condition. Note: these are the original publications. Ill.: charts, diagrams, illustrations. Much on railways, bridge-building, water purification and water works, telegraphy, hydro power development, concrete etc. etc. The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers was founded in 1887, and was the first national professional engineering society in Canada. In 1918, the society renamed itself the Engineering Institute of Canada. The first issue of the society's transactions appeared in June, 1887, covering the period March to June of that year. Volume I contained five articles: 'Frazil Ice', by G. H. Henshaw; 'Grain Elevators of the Canadian Pacific Railway', by S. Howard; 'Superstructure of the St. Lawrence Bridge', by G. H. Massy; 'Ventilating and Lighting of Railway Cars', by J. D. Barnett; and 'Water Purification', by Professor Leeds. There were three folding plates. This set contains: volume I, parts I and II, 1887; vol. III, 1889; vol. IV, 1890; vol. V, parts 1 and II, 1891; vol. VI, parts 1 and 2, 1892; vol. VII, parts 1 and 2, 1893; vol. VIII, parts 1 and 2, 1894; vol. IX, parts 1 and 2, 1895; vol. XI, part 1, 1897; vol. XII, parts 1 and 2, 1898; vol. XIV, parts 1 and 2, 1900; vol. XV*, parts 1 and 2, 1901; vol. XVI*, parts 1 and 2, 1902; vol. XVIII, parts 1 and 2, 1904; vol. XX*, 1906; vol. XXI*, 1907; vol. XXII*, 1908; vol. XXIV*, 1910. Volumes marked with an asterisk (*) are bound in half leather.
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Keywords: Engineering; Canadian history; maps; plans; charts; civil; Engineering Institute of Canada charts, diagrams, illustrations