Astronomy, Illustrated, Reference works, Science (general) - Quantity: 1
|Publication year oldest item:||1735|
|Author/ Illustrator:||Jean Gaffin Gallon|
|Book Title:||Machines et inventions - 67 planches repliées|
|Number of Books:||1|
|Subject:||Astronomy, Illustrated, Reference works, Science (general)|
Jean Gaffin Gallon – ‘Machines et inventions approuvées par l’académie Royale des sciences, depuis son établissement jusqu’à présent ; avec leur description’. ‘Dessinés et publiées du consentement de l’Académie, par M. Gallon – tome premier, depuis 1666 jusqu’en 1701’ - in Paris, at Gabriel Martin, Coignard, fils et Guerin, 1735 - VIII pp, (2) ff, 215 pages, (1) ff - Quarto - 20 x 26 cm.
Condition: 1 tear on the headcap, joints in good condition, strong hinges, spine with raised bands adorned with golden fleurons and label in garnet leather, corners in good condition, title printed in red and black, some moisture stains and pages slightly browned, emblazonned bookplate, red edges This volume 1 is complete. First edition.
This volume 1 includes 67 great folded plates signed Dheulland, Hérisset, and de la Gardette (the margin of one plate is damaged).
Content: Gallon, at the request of the Royal Academy, was charged with establishing a collection of inventions and machines that were submitted to the approval of the academicians, the goal being to publicize inventions as precisely as possible. For this, he went to the authors and, or the workers who had worked with them when the authors were dead. Inventors include: Lépine, Godin, Outhier, Dortous de Mairan, Pascal, Cassini, Clairaut, Nollet, Huygens, Perrault, Cusset, and many others.
Forerunner of the great encyclopedia by Diderot / d'Alembert, this original edition adorned with beautiful illustrated folding plates draws the panorama of the scientific knowledge of the time.
Rare collection (7 volumes), very hard to gather.
Nice copy of this rare book.
For information the complete edition in 7 volumes is being traded between 10,000 and 15,000 euros.
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