Rare Book on Eddystone Lighthouse

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:43 am

A portion of an article from The Western Morning News of Plymouth (UK)

Book Tells How Famed Lighthouse Was Built
Posted on: Sunday, 6 April 2008, 00:00 CDT

O f considerable local interest at tomorrow's Dartmoor Book Fair in Tavistock will be a massive tome offered by local dealer Graham York. The work, almost 24in (61cm) tall, is bound to attract buyers as it details the labours involved in building one of the most famous of all lighthouses, the Eddystone.

Entitled A Narrative of the Building and a Description of the Construction of the Eddystone Lighthouse with Stone, it is a second edition published in 1813, illustrated with 24 beautifully engraved plates and plans, many drawn by John Smeaton, the Yorkshire engineer responsible for the creation of this light 13 miles south- west of Plymouth that saved thousands of lives.

Completed in 1759, Smeaton's Tower stood for 120 years until the rocks beneath gave way, and was subsequently re-erected on Plymouth Hoe.In excellent condition, this volume is pounds1,750.
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Postby epona » Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:26 am


Did or could you find pictures or link so we can see what this book looks like??? Thank you ahead of time if you can.

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Postby alinaxx » Tue May 12, 2009 10:31 pm

Is there any danger posed by an unknown red, powdery substance smeared on the pages of a library book? I'm only worried about the possibility that it might be some mind-altering substance. What might it bbe?
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