New York: Phinney, Blakeman & Mason, 1861. First edition. Hardcover. Item #48797
Jervis was America's leading consulting engineer of the antebellum era (1820 - 1860). Chapters include, Construction, Land and Land Damages, Location of Line, Method of Business, Grading, Bridges and Culverts, Road Crossings, Ballasting of Track, Cross Sleepers, and many more informative topics. Teggart; Hopkins Railway Library, pg 16a. 341 pages. Bound in original textured gray paper over boards, boarder and design stamped in blind and lettering on the spine in gilt. Occasional very light damp to the top and lower portion of the text block which does not affect the text and reading quality. Owner's inscription on the front endpaper dated April 1861. A very good copy. An important book of early American railroad construction.