Light And Air; A Text-book For Architects And Surveyors. Shows In A Tabulated Form What Constitutes…

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byBanister Fletcher

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... tation? It is invidious to mention names, and also in a textbook it would be out of place, as name so rapidly succeeds name; but to-day I could at once name the counsel that both sides would be anxious to secure in any case of " Light and Air," "Compensations," or any legal matter connected with our profession. Nothing pleases me more than to find my opponent very sanguine--to hear him talk of his case in the horsey phraseology as a " walk over "; nothing pleases me less than to hear my own side using the same expression; as, from long experience, I have found the expression is used too frequently by those who have not considered what can be advanced by the other side--who, in fact, have not weighed the pros and cons carefully, or who are prejudiced in their client's case (which they have made so thoroughly their own as to be incompetent to guide their client judiciously), or have some prejudice. Thus, they are rendered unfit to form a judicial and impartial decision. That a surveyor should consult a brother professional in a difficulty appears to be the rational proceeding. Take any matter of personal interest, and do we not all have some friend, in whom we have confidence, whom we consult? Does not every one (except the egotist) feel, in a matter in which he is personally interested--and all who are earnest in their work must, to some extent, become biased in favour of their client's advantages--the great solace and security of an independent opinion? Again, is there not a great advantage in having a fresh and experienced mind brought to bear on the subject, which, from its being constantly before you, has only the side turned towards you that you have so long and so wearily contemplated? So much as to the man you consult, and I will now assume you have...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886. Excerpt: ... tation? It is invidious to mention names, and also in a textbook it would be out of place, as name so rapidly succeeds name; b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217505724

ISBN - 13:9780217505727

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