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Nouveau Cours De Mathematique, A L'Usage De L'Artillerie Et Du Genie Ou L'On Applique Les Parties les plus utiles de cette Science à la Theorie & à la Pratique des differens sujets qui peuvent avoir rapport à la Guerre. Dedie A Son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur Le Duc Du Maine. Par M. Belidor, Commissaire Provincial d'Artillerie; Professeur Royal des Mathematiques aux Ecoles du même Corps; Membre des Académies Royales des Sciences d'Angleterre & de Prusse, Correspondant de celle de Paris.

Bernard Forest de Belidor

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2836

Author

Imprint

A Paris,: Rue S. Jacques, Chez Charles-Antoine Jombert, au coin de la rue des Mathurins, à l'Image Notre-Dame., M. DCC. XXV. Avec Approbation de Messieurs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences.

Physical Description

[24], 560, [30] p., 34 pl. (fold.); 250 mm. (Quarto).

General Note

All plates are numbered except pl. [12], which carries only the number of the page to which it relates. Plates 33 and 34 are transposed.

Contents

[T.-p., dedic.] - Preface - Etablissement Des Ecoles D'Artillerie - Approbation; Privilege Du Roy; Remarque; Errata; Avertissement; Extrait Des Registres De L'Academie - [Text, with pl.] - Table Des Titres Contenus dans cet Ouvrage; Fautes.

Responsibility Note

The plates are unsigned, apart from pl. 6, which is signed as engraved by Lucas. The dedication headpiece and the headpiece of the text are also unsigned.

The work is dedicated by Belidor to the Duc Du Maine.

Summary Note

Belidor's most influential work was his Architecture hydraulique (1737-53), the first of its kind to apply integral calculus to practical problems.

Provenance

Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

20th-century mottled calf; spine gilt-decorated in 18th-century manner, brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Cours De Mathemat'.

Subject

Mathematics - Applied mathematics - Military engineering - Artillery - France - History - 18th century
Manuals - Instructional materials - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors