Essai sur l'art de nager.

Roger (Nicolas, pseud for Gabriel Feydel)

Essai sur l'art de nager.

Par l'Auteur des Préceptes publiés en 1783, sous le nom de Nicolas Roger, Plongeur de Profession, & inserérés depuis dans l'Encyclopédie.

Description: additional title-page printed in red (advertising the book's availability in Paris and the provinces 'quoiqu'imprimée à Londres'), woodcut vignette on main title, woodcut headpiece, additional title soiled and defective in upper outer corner, other irregularities of the edges, but not loss anywhere, some foxing, pp. [i], 64, 8vo, mid- to late-19th-century half vellum, spine gilt, red lettering piece, a bit soiled and worn, sound

Publication Details: A Londres: 1787

Notes: The author refers on the title-page to this first edition of this booklet in 1783, and its subsequent inclusion in the Encyclopédie: in the text he animadverts upon the mangling of the text in the latter. His main output was Revolutionary journalism. The present work is in three sections: on swimming in general; on the elements of swimming; and on the establishment of a swimming school. In the first section Feydel gives an account of one rescue he made in particular, and in general the system of rewards in Paris as regards retrieving people from the Seine, so much for a body, and so much for ...more

Bibliography: (Thomas p. 211)

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Price: £800

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1787

Stock Number: 53776

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