London: Charles Griffin & Co., 1909. First edition. Embossed boards. 12mo, pp. viii, 146, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Very good. Item #19579
At the time this book was written, there were numerous elementary treatises on steel work, but nothing had been produced about the stresses in masonry. This volume was the first to be published on this topic. The author discusses strength of stone, and the stresses particular to walls, columns, piers, brackets and cantilevers, simple arches, vaults and skew arches, domes, retaining walls, dams, artificial stone and concrete, and reinforced concrete.