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La Science Des Ingenieurs Dans La Conduite Des Travaux De Fortification Et D'Architecture Civile, Dediée Au Roy. Par Mr. Belidor, Commissaire Orinaire de l'Artillerie, Professeur Royal des Mathématiques aux Ecôles du même Corps, Membre des Académies Royales des Sciences d'Angleterre & de Prusse, & Correspondant de celle de Paris. Nouvelle Edition.

Bernard Forest de Belidor

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2497

Author

Imprint

A La Haye,: Chez Pierre Gosse Junior, Libraire de S.A.R., M. DCC. LIV.

Physical Description

[16], 80, 64, 96, 104, 80, 80, [6]p., frontis., 53 fold. pl.: illus.; 258 mm. (Quarto).

General Note

Plates 17, 18 are bound in reverse order; pl. 20, 40, 41 are bound in after pl. 53. There is no pl. 49.

Contents

[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Préface - Approbations - [Text with plates] - Table Des Chapitres Et Des Principaux Sujets Contenus Dans Ce Premier Volume.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as drawn by Rigault and engraved by Creite. Plates 14-16, 17, 19 are signed as drawn by Comte Thomassin. Headpieces and decorations are unsigned.

References

RIBA, Early printed books, 1 (1994), no. 237.

A. Picon, Architectes et ingénieurs au siècle des lumières (1988; English tr. by M. Thom 1992).

Provenance

Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century mottled calf, rebacked in 1996, gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Science Des Ingenieurs'.

Subject

Engineering - History
Manuals - Instructional materials - France - 18th century

Contributors

Rigault, source artist
Comte Thomassin, draughtsman
Pieter Gosse junior, bookseller, publisher