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BULLET, Pierre
Architecture pratique, qui comprend la construction générale & particuliere des batimens; le détail, les toisé & devis de chaque partie, .
Paris, chez Jean-Thomas Hérissant, 1762. 8vo.pp. xxx, 622, [ii]. a8, b8(-b8 blank), A-2Q8. Engraved frontispiece, 13 folding engraved plates, two folding printed tables. Roman letter, some Italic. Small ornament on title, woodcut head and tail-pieces, innumerable small woodcut illustrations in text, bookplates of J.B. and Michael Bury on pastedown. The very rare marginal mark. A very good copy, crisp and clean with excellent impressions of the plates, in contemporary cats-paw calf, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled in compartments richly gilt, marbled endpapers, a.e.r., corners bumped. Excellent edition, beautifully illustrated with numerous folding engraved plates, and very numerous text illustrations, of this eminently practical architectural work. Pierre Bullet (1639-1716) was a celebrated architect, and early member of the Académie Royale d’Architecture, many of whose buildings are still notable in Paris today. He is renowned, amongst others, for the Porte Sainte-Martin (1674), the church of St. Thomas d’Aquin, and various private mansions including the Hôtel Le Pelletier de Saint Fargeau (1686-1690) and two Hotels on the Place Vendôme, for the financier Croizat (1703-1706 ), now the Ritz. He was also the architect of the Château de Champs sur Marne (1703-1707) (recently beautiful restored) and the château d’Issy (1681) which was burnt down during La Commune. In 1675 he published a treatise on the use of the pantometer supplemented in 1688 by a treatise on levelling. In 1676 with François Blondel, he also published a rare and very fine map of Paris. His most important … [Click Below for Full Description]
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