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Pont de l'École militaire, construit sur la Seine, à Paris, en face du Champ-de-Mars, d'après les projets et sous la direction de M. Lamandé…
One fine folding engraved plate (a little foxed). 21 pp. Large 4to, orig. blue paste-paper wrappers, uncut. Rouen: P. Periaux, 1814. First edition of Lamandé's own account of the history and construction of this famous bridge. "The École Militaire or Jéna Bridge over the Seine in Paris, was one of the few masonry bridges that Napoleon commissioned and the only one to be built during his time. Completed in 1813, it was designed and built by Lamandé with five elliptical arches each of 28m span. It was intended to lead to Napoleon's projected palace. Although the bridge has had to be widened it still exists."-Elton, Cat. 5, no. 30. Lamandé (1777-1837), the son of the renowned bridge engineer, François Laurent Lamandé, was an outstanding student at the École des Ponts et Chaussées. In 1800, he became responsible for the maintenance of the quays and bridges along the Seine in Paris and designed and oversaw the construction of several bridges in the city including the Pont d'Austerlitz and the one described in the present book. Fine copy in original state.
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