'As Comprised in a series of Lectures on the Applied Sciences; And on Other Kindred subjects; together with Treatises on the Comparitive Merits of the Paris and London International Exhibitions, on Roofs, on the Atlantic Cable, And on the Effect of Impact on Girders'.
In his Preface to this third Series of Useful Information for Engineers published in 1866, Fairbairn offers a series of lectures intended to be "almost exclusively for the moral and intellectual improvement of the Engineer and Artisan. They were written for the exclusive purpose of urging them to go forward to a course of mental study and perseverance calculated for attaining that standard of character essential to the growing spirit of the age, and to keep pace with the times in these days of competitive industry."
Published by Longmans, Green, and Co., England, 1866. Brown cloth boards: No D.J. 8 x 5 inches approx. pp 325.
Full of black and white illustrations.
Binding poor but contents sound - a working copy - back inside cover and spine badly away from binding. Front inside cover, coming away from binding. Faded gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners bumped. Some staining on front cover and cloth deteriorating on back cover,Spine faded, scuffed and torn at edges.
Owner name stamped on end paper and above Preface.