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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Smeaton, John
A NARRATIVE OF THE BUILDING AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE WITH STONE: TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED, AN APPENDIX, GIVING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIGHTHOUSE ON THE SPURN POINT. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY H. HUGHS, 1791
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1 2001 800
Lot. Vendu 1,250 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Smeaton, John
A NARRATIVE OF THE BUILDING AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE WITH STONE: TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED, AN APPENDIX, GIVING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIGHTHOUSE ON THE SPURN POINT. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY H. HUGHS, 1791
Estimation
1 2001 800
Lot. Vendu 1,250 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Smeaton, John
A NARRATIVE OF THE BUILDING AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE WITH STONE: TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED, AN APPENDIX, GIVING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIGHTHOUSE ON THE SPURN POINT. LONDON: PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR BY H. HUGHS, 1791
FIRST EDITION, folio (530 x 363mm.), engraved title illustration, dedication, 23 engraved charts and plates (one folding), contemporary diced russia, small tear to folding map, slight occasional spotting, upper cover detached, rubbed
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ESTC T107557

Description

Smeaton's stone lighthouse, perhaps his most memorable and greatest work, was begun in 1756 and completed in 1759. Smeaton was the first engineer to use dovetailed joints to fasten the stones, which averaged 1 ton in weight, in a lighthouse structure. The tower remained in operation for over 100 years, and it was not until 1877, owing to the undermining of the rock on which the tower was built and the insufficient height of the structure, that the decision to replace the lighthouse was taken.

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