La mécanique du feu, ou l'arty d'en augmenter les effets, & d'endiminuer la dépense. Paris, J. Estienne & J. Jombert,
GAUGER Nicolas (1713.)
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12 folding engraved plates with 37 figures of fireplaces and designs.12mo. ff. 267pp. ff. Contemporary sprinkled calf, ornamental gilt spine. morocco label.
First edition of this important treatise on chimneys and fireplaces, with sections on ventilation and heating, methods of increasing heat supply and preventing them from smoking. Further editions appeared in 1714 and 1749.Hopetoun bookplate; in good condition.
Stock Code: 45413