Simms, Frederick W.

A treatise on the principles and practice of levelling, showing its application to purposes of civil engineering, particularly in the construction of roads, with Mr.Telford’s rules for the same : with an appendix, containing a description of Mr.Macneill’s Dynamometer (etc).

London, John Weale 1837.

Reference: 05623
Price: £90 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. vii + (1) + 122pp, 3 engr plates. Publisher’s cloth. Ownership inscription of William Figg, land surveyor, Lewes, 1837.

A treatise on levelling, with special reference to road building, written by the surveyor and civil engineer Frederick Walter Simms (1803-1865), best known as the author of an impressively large folio compendium on the Public Works of Great Britain, also published by John Weale. Simms’s text is both theoretical and practical, and it is probably as good a guide as any to contemporary practice in this branch of the surveying profession. Not in BAL.

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