Originally published in 1895. PREFACE: This contribution to the literature of Road Making will, it is believed, be of service to all who are interested in the improvement of our highways both in the city and in the country. It is partly the result of personal observation by the writer, but is mainly a compilation from the standard publications of Monsieur A. Debauve..... This early works is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.