Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1956.
Large octavo, xii, 408 pages with numerous diagrams and tables plus 23 plates and a folding chart.
Cloth slightly marked and a little bumped at the extremities; ownership details (twice) on the front endpaper; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper a little marked, sunned, chipped and torn.
The first volume was subtitled 'Elastic Behaviour and Design'. However, 'It was realized that the elastic behaviour of building structures was too complicated to form the basis of a really comprehensive design method. Fortunately, steel possesses the remarkable quality of ductility, so that before before collapse, some parts of a structure pass out of the elastic into the plastic range'. Much of research behind this volume 'has been carried out under Professor Baker's direction at Cambridge; this authoritative statement of principles and experiment, which can fairly be called revolutionary, will at once take its place as the standard work' (dustwrapper blurb).