Titre : La Science des Ingenieurs dans la Contuite ...
Éditeur : Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris
Date d'édition : 1739
Edition : 2nd edition, contemporary full molted calf, spine with 6 compartments of raised bands, red morocco label on two and three, all edges tinted red., Text in FrenchThis volume contains practical experiments by Belidor on the flexure and rupture of beams. The first two parts of the book deal with mechanics as they apply to engineering and construction of foundations. Bernard Forest de Bélidor was a French engineer, significant to the development of the science of hydraulics. He was professor of artillery at the school of Fère-en-Tardenois in Aisne. For a while he worked on measuring the arc of the earth. In the years to come he published several works of great importance, on a wide range of subjects, including hydraulics, mathematics, and civil and military engineering. His most famous book is L'architecture hydraulique., Size : 4to, 53 mostly folding plates of, tables, plans, maps and diagrams. Elaborated head and tail pieces, decorative initials, title page contains a printer?s device., Volume : 6 parts in 1 volume, References : Bibliotheca Mechanica pg. 30; Graesse I 324; Brunet I pg. 740, P. title, blank, (13), 1-80; 1-64; 1-96; 1-104; 1-80; 1-80, index (9) Lack the frontis piece otherwise a very good copy. N° de réf. du libraire B2615
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