Traitez de mechanique,

Lamy (Bernard)

Traitez de mechanique,

de l'equilibre des solides et des liqueurs: où l'on découvre les causes des effets de toutes les machines dont on mesure les forces d'une maniere particuliere, on y en propose aussi quelques nouvelles.

Description: FIRST EDITION, with large woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, and 1 folding engraved plate, a little browned in places, pp. [ii], 163 (recte 263), [1], 12mo, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, ownership inscription on fly-leaf of Patrick Hume (first earl of Marchmont) with a quotation from Horace below, Hume's splendid armorial bookplate, dated 1702, on verso ot tile, initialled by Hume at the foot of p. 19, later in the John Crerar library with their stamp in gilt at the footof the upper cover, good

Publication Details: Paris: André Pralard, 1679

Notes: The work of 'a good teacher and not of a researcher' (DSB), although Lamy does state 'on y en propose aussi quelques nouvelles'. A scarce book in commerce: in auction records since 1975 only 4 are recorded - 3 by 1978, and then a gap until the Macclesfield copy, 2005, which lacked the plate.

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Price: £1,100

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1679

Stock Number: 53711

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