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CAUS, Salomon de
Les raisons des forces mouuantes, auec diuerses machines . auquelles sont adjoints plusieurs desseins de grotes & fontaines
Paris, chez Hierosme Droüart, 1624. Folio. 3 parts in one. 1) ff. [iv], 46; 2) ff [ii], 28; 3) pp. 19, [iii], one large folding table. Title of first and second part within fine engraved architectural border, putti above holding a geometric figure and instruments, satyrs to the sides, Mercury and Minerva below, third part with letterpress title, sixty one full page and three half page engravings, five full page and twenty eight small woodcut diagrams, large woodcut folding plate, large floriated, grotesque and historiated woodcut initials, large grotesque head and tail pieces, typographical ornaments, engraved armorial bookplate of ‘HopetounÂ’ on pastedown. Light age yellowing, slight soiling to printed section of first title, very occasional marginal mark or spot. A very good copy, crisp and clean, with very good impressions of the engravings, in handsome contemporary English calf, covers bordered with a triple blind rule, blind ruled raised bands, a.e.r. small expert repair at head and tail of spine. Second edition, enlarged with extra plates, of this beautiful and extravagantly illustrated volume of ingenious hydraulic solutions to engineering problems produced by the Huguenot architect, inventor, garden designer and engineer, Salomon de Caus. The work deals with the physics of movement, with a range of technical applications, encompassing fields as diverse as energy, gardening and music. Book I describes the first machines to be operated by solar power, powered by sunlight striking closed air reservoirs, and one of the earliest uses of steam power. Scholars have proposed … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sokol Books Ltd. ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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