copyright 1929; John Wiley & Sons publishers, New York/London; hardbound; very good condition with minimal ageing; previous owner's name inside cover along with stamp (see pic); no dust jacket.

 

From Chapter I. Historical -

The history of the development of street lighting presents an interesting story beginning ages ago, when some primitive savage first snatched a flaming fagot from an open fire and used it as a torch.  By that act was discovered the advantage of utilizing artificial light as a means of finding the way after dark.  For ages civilization moved very slowly...

 

About the earliest record of a concerted community effort at street lighting goes back to A.D. 200, when lamps were hung before the doors of each house on the prominent streets of Rome...

ELECTRIC STREET LIGHTING by Charles J. Stahl

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