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Faujas-De Saint-Fond, Barthelemy
Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique de Mm Montgolfier. Suivie De Recherche sur la hauteur a laquelle est parvenu le Ballon du Champ-de-Mars D'un Memoire sur le gaz inflammable.D'une Lettre sur les moyens de diriger ces mach ines.Ouvrage orne de neuf planches.B.u.w. 2) Idem, Premiere Suite. Les Voyages Aeriens.Plsieurs Memoires de Mm. de Montgolfier.d'obtenir l'air inflammable.memoire sur la gomme elastique. ouvrage orne de 5 planches.
Verlag. Paris, Chez Cuchet, rue & hotel Serpente, 1783. - 1784. In 8vo. In 2 vols. W. woodc. head- and tailpieces, 9 engr. plates [engr. front. being plate 5], 1 fold. table [pp. 156/7] and a number of printed tables in the text for vol. I. Vol. Ii w. 5 engr. pls. [found at pp. 11, 31, 62, 232 and 237]. Vol. I in contemp. half clf. over paper brds. dam. to spine ends, edges and corners, upper outer hinge and part of lower outer hinge splitting. Paper on covers some soiling as a result of applying a dressing to the leather. Spine w. gilt double rule and red mor. lettering piece. Vol. Ii bound in a very nice matching modern half clf. (Xl, 299, Viii (Approbation, privilege, the important 2 lvs suppl. [see note below] and errata) pp. Ii (pr. title), 1 - 24 24, 24 25 - 62 [A note by the printer on page 62 indicates that the reader is advised that the absence of pp. 63/66 is a printer's ommission: '. & qu'il ne manque rien dans la matiere.'], 67 - 366, I (errata), I (blank) pp.). (pp. 135/6 a tear, restored.). (Vol. I front. and title some foxing/soiling Vol. Ii pr. title, pls. 1-3 some soiling/offsetting text some occasional foxing.). Dsb Iv, pp. 548 - 549: 'Faujas. was for some years a succesfull lawyer but, possessed by an overwhelming passion for natural history and coming under the influence of Buffon, he abandoned his legal career and was appointed assistant naturalist at the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris in 1778.Faujas was a wide-ranging naturalist, as was common in his day. [He studied] rocks, minerals and fossils. but he was also a physicist and a chemist. he also … [Click Below for Full Description]
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