A Treatise on Rivers and Torrents; with the Method of Regulating Their Course and Channels. To Which is Added an Essay on Navigable Canals.

By: Frisi, Paul

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Translated by Major-General John Garstin. Frisi "did work in hydraulics and was called upon to plan works for the regulation of rivers and canals in various parts of northern Italy. He was responsible for laying out the canal built in 1819 between Milan and Pavia. The translation was prepared by John Garstin, chief engineer in Bengal at the time of the restoration of the Jumna canals. Frisi (1728-84), was an ardent admirer of Newton and wrote important works on mathematics, physics, astronomy, and hydraulics. An editor of Il Caffè, a newspaper that was influenced by the thought of the French Illuminati, Frisi exerted a notable effect on the cultural, social, and political life of Milan in the later part of the 18th century. Paper title label on front cover and to spine. Front cover appears to have been creased previously, mark on rear cover. Label on spine incomplete. Small booksellers label on front paste down. Previous owners inscription on e/p. 226 pp plus Mr Weale's publications catalogue for 1861 at end of book. Internally clean bright and tight. ; 001643; 8vo

Title: A Treatise on Rivers and Torrents; with the Method of Regulating Their Course and Channels. To Which is Added an Essay on Navigable Canals.

Author Name: Frisi, Paul

Categories: Older/Uncatalogued,

Edition: A New Edn, Corrected

Publisher: London, John Weale: 1861

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001643

Keywords: Milan French Interest Mathematics Physics Astronomy Bengal Pavia Italy Jumna Canals