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DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, [Henri Louis]
ÉLÉMENS DE L'ARCHITECTURE NAVALE, OU TRAITÉ PRATIQUE DE LA CONSTRUCTION DES VAISSEAUX
Charles-Antoine Jombert, Paris, 1758. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10") bound in contemporary marbled calf leather with a gilt-decorated spine with 5 raised bands and a gilt-lettered morocco spine label, marbled endpapers, text block edges stained red; xliv, 484 pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, title-vignette, and 10 engraved chapter heading vignettes by Ozanne as well as 24 engravings on 23 folding plates. This spectacular training manual for the construction of ships was written by the founder of naval engineering and architecture at the Louvre in 1741 and is considered a landmark volume in the literature of naval architecture and shipbuilding, identified as the first practical manual in the field. This Second Edition contains corrections and an additional tenth chapter and illustrations not in the First Edition. Some light fraying to a few edges of folding plates, one plate with a long closed tear with no loss. Light wear to the binding, a one-inch split to the top front joint. A clean, well-margined copy. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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