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SHARP Archibald
BICYCLES & TRICYCLES. An elementary treatise on their design and construction. With examples and tables.
London,: Longman, Green, and Co., 1896. London, Longman, Green, and Co., 1896. In-16 gr. (mm. 182x,118), tela edit., pp. XVIII,536,32 (di catalogo editoriale), con un ricco apparato iconografico di 565 figure inc. su legno nel t. Questo trattato è considerato il primo serio e scientifico studio della bicicletta. “It begins with a general exposition of mechanical principles: dynamic, static, and straining forces. It then covers successive experiments at bicycle and tricycle design, including several ‘mechanical monstrosities’. With the aid of elegant, sometimes humorous drawings, the book examines various designs for their relative stability, steering advantages, gearing and resistance properties. The final selection discusses the design of individual components in detail . This fascinating treatise will attract a wide audience of readers interested in technology and invention as well as serious and competitive cyclists, bicycle designers, and collectors”. "Prima edizione", molto rara. Esemplare ben conservato.
Bookseller: Bottega delle occasioni [Italy]
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