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Élemens De L'Architecture Navale, Ou Traié Pratique De La Construction Des Vaisseaux, Par M. Duhamel du Monceau, de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, de la Société Royale de Londres, Honoraire de la Société d'Edimbourg, & de l'Académie de Marine, Inspecteur Général de la Marine.

Henri Louis Duhamel du Monceau

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2535

Author

Variant Title

Traité Pratique De La Construction Des Vaisseaux

Imprint

A Paris, Rue Dauphine,: Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie & le Genie, à l'Image Notre-Dame., M. DCC. LII. Avec Approbation & Privilege du Roi.

Physical Description

[iv], lv, [i], 420, [4] p., frontis., 24 pl. [i.e. 23 pl.: plate '8 et 9' is one plate]: illus.; 250 mm. (Quarto).

Contents

[Front., t.p., dedic.] - Préface - Fautes A Corriger [twelve pages] - [Text with pl.] - Table Des Matieres contenues dans cet Ouvrage - Extrait des Registres de l'Académie Royale des Sciences; Privilege Du Roi.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as designed by N. Ozanne and engraved by Ched[el]; no other plate is signed. Headpieces are signed as designed or made by N. Ozanne.

The work is dedicated to the Academie de Marine, Etablie Par Reglement, Du 20 Juillet 1752.

Summary Note

The plates are all technical drawings keyed to the text. The frontispiece and nine chapter headpieces are picturesque views of shipping and mariners.

Provenance

Inscribed in ink on title-page, 'W.H. Bernard'. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

20th-century sprinkled calf, spine gilt-decorated in 18th-century manner, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Architectu Navale'.

Subject

Naval architecture - Shipbuilding - Techniques - Sailing ships - Ships - France - History - 18th century
Ships plans - Designs - Manuals - Instructional materials - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors