Skip to content

The New Tay Bridge. A course of lectures delivered at the Royal school of military engineering at Chatham, November 1888.

BARLOW Crawford

  • Publisher: E. & F. N. Spon
  • Published: 1889 , 125, Strand London. New York: 12, Cortlandt Street.
  • Condition: very good
125, Strand London. New York: 12, Cortlandt Street.: E. & F. N. Spon, 1889 In VG+, first edition, 1889, 1 pl, 22 illustrations. In the publishers purple gilt printed cloth (of the bridge), gilt title, corners rubbed. Spine, gilt titles, edges bumped. Internally, half title, [10], [1], 2-46 pp, 1 pl (folding), 22 photographic illustrations with guards, occasional spot to blanks, printed by William Clowes. Authors ink dedication to tp 1913. (375*277 mm). (Avery Memorial Architectural Library Cat. p537. Bibliography of British Railway History p486). Built to replace the original bridge. Which on the 28 December 1879 collapsed during high winter gales. A train with six carriages carrying seventy-five passengers and crew, crossing at the time of the collapse, plunged into the icy waters of the Tay. All seventy-five people on board were killed. The collapse of the bridge, despite having only opened nineteen months earlier and having been passed as safe by the Board of Trade, had a long-term impact on wider society. According to some sources, it is still regarded as having been the most notorious bridge disaster to have ever occurred in the British Isles.

Offered by Madoc Books

Madoc Books

5 Madoc Street
Llandudno LL30 2TL

Store Hours

Fri 10.00-16.00; Sat 10.00-16.00 Other days by arrangement

Photo of Madoc Books
We are close to the beach and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park. Dealing in Fine & Rare Antiquarian books in the heart of North Wales. We have a general stock of rare books, which include, but are not limited to: history, topography, private press and items with a Welsh interest. We are keen to buy similar antiquarian books.

Terms of Sale for Madoc Books

Terms & Conditions Terms of Sale Everything is returnable if not as described and notice is given promptly on receipt of the goods. However this does not mean that automatically goods are sent out on approval. Any return is entirely the responsibility of the returnee, and the Post Office is the preferred carrier. Our bank account details can be supplied to purchasers. Mastercard, Visa, Solo & Maestro can be accepted for most transactions. Checks are welcome, but please allow 4 working days for them to clear, before we send the book. Payment can be accepted in currencies other than Sterling but please ask beforehand to agree. There are no export restrictions. CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS You may request to cancel a book order or return a book within 14 days of receipt of the book. A book may be returned for one of the following reasons: Item damaged: The item was damaged during shipping. Item not as described: The condition of the book does not match the description on Madoc Books. Incorrect item delivered: The title, cover or edition of the book is different than the title on the order. Item not received: The estimated delivery date has passed and the book has still not arrived. To cancel a book order or return a book simply contact Madoc with your order confirmation details and to obtain the return address. DELIVERY DETAILS We ship all of our orders via Royal Mail. Orders are usually shipped within 2 or 3 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized or a multiple in books we will contact you to let you know that extra shipping is required. Insurance costs are usually dictated by the shippers, should they be higher than normal, then we will contact you for your acceptance.