Paris: Bureau Veritas, . Tables and Diagrams. Quarter cloth. Square quarto. xxxii, 287 pages. Very Good.
Detailed compilation of shipbuilding standards as of 1912. Includes rules for the construction of steel vessels, rules for the construction of vessels intended to carry oil in bulk, regulations as to the quality and tests of materials, and much more. Of course 1912 is a significant year because it is the year the Titanic was lost, and this contemporary reference contains relevant and detailed information. There are 4 tables on specifications for rivets and riveting, for example, and another 4 tables on specifications for watertight bulkheads. Bound in tan paper over boards with cloth spine, blue endpapers. Upper board printed in black. Some soil to exterior, rubs to extremities, short tear to cloth at lower edge of upper board. Oval stamp of Bureau Veritas New York on front free endpaper. Nice copy.