Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with internal date due form and borrowers card pocket on inside page. Minimal wear to book edges. Some moisture damage to back dust jacket and book but pages have not stuck together. Only noticeable if really looking. Dust jacket has some creasing to top edge. Book has been cleaned and binding is still very good.
O'Connor's life was both a triumph and a tragedy. He pulled himself up from impoverished famine torn Ireland to become a master of his profession, inspired and inspiring to others. By his own energy, probity, vision and application, it could be written of him at his death that "no engineer had dome more than he for an individual colony" (back cover)