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1737. This is a used item. Please see item description for further details. A RARE WORK BY THE GREAT FRENCH MILITARY ENGINEER AND ARCHITECT M. FREZIER : La Theorie et la Pratique de la Coupe Des Pierres et Des Bois, Pour La Construction Des Voutes et Autres Parties des Batimens Civils & Militaires ou Traite De Stereotomie a L'Usage de L'Architecture. Strasbourg & Paris, 1737. Three Volumes. First Edition. Quarto; Vol One : [12],424p, Frontispiece, plates 1-27; Vol Two : [20], 503p; plates 28-69; Vol Three : [16],417,65,[3]. Plates 70-114. Complete copy. Marginal staining end of volume one. |Fine contemporary bindings of full calf, the spine with raised bands, rich gilt in compartments, two black and red lettering pieces. Minor rubbing, some light browning. A Very Good ncely bound set of this important military treatise. Amédée-François Frézier (1682 - October 26, 1773) was a French military engineer, mathematician, spy, and explorer who is best remembered for bringing back five specimens of Fragaria chiloensis, the beach strawberry, from an assignment in South America, thus introducing this New World fruit to the Old. Frézier wrote a work that applied the theories of architecture to practical engineering, called La Théorie et la Pratique de la Coupe des Pierres et des Bois pour la Construction des Voûtes et autre Parties des Bâtimens Civils & Militaires, ou Traité de Stéréotomie à l'Usage de l'Architecture (Doulsseker; Paris: L.H. Guerin, 1737-38-39) (The theory and practice of cutting stones and wood for the construction of vaults and other parts of civil and military buil … [Click Below for Full Description]
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