Schaffer, Wenzel. Theoretisch-practische Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Wasser- und Strassen-Baukunde.

Vienna, Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1867.

4to. (2), VI, 172 pp. With 3 lithographed folding plates and several woodcut sketches within the text. Contemporary printed wrappers.

 300.00

First edition.

A practical treatise on building and engineering, focussing on the construction of dams, while the plates mostly show sluices and floodgates in floor plans and elevations. Includes numerous tables, sketches and calculations, which suggest the author's intention to provide a helpful work for practical use at the construction site. Dedicated to Archduke Carl Ludwig of Austria, a younger brother of Emperor Franz Joseph I.

Partly untrimmed copy. Title-page marginally brownstained, wrappers duststained, rear cover loose. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his signed and stamped ownership, dated 1984, to the flyleaf.

Kayser XVIII, 353.

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