Méthode nouvelle et générale pour tracer facilement des cadrans solaires. Caen: P. Le Baron, 1781. Bound with (as required): Principes et usage du comput et de l'art de vérifier les Dates

DE LA PRISE, R.G.

Editorial: Caen & Bayeux: A.-J. Nicolle, 1781, Caen & Bayeux, 1781
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2 parts in one. FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Contemp. tree sheep, spine gilt. (4), xviii, 151; (3), (155)-260, (4, errata, approbation, & advice to bookbinder) pp. Engraved frontispiece + 23 folding engraved plates. Minor wear to front joint; a fine, crisp copy. An attractive copy of a well-illustrated and scarce treatise on sundials by R.G. De La Prise, an architect member of Académie Royale de Paris. The first part is a methodical presentation of the principles for constructing sundials, while the second part considers in detail the computation of calendar dates. A copy is in the Lewis Evans Collection (H. Higton, 'Sundials at Greenwich', 2002, p. 454). N° de ref. de la librería 000168

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Título: Méthode nouvelle et générale pour tracer ...

Editorial: Caen & Bayeux: A.-J. Nicolle, 1781, Caen & Bayeux

Año de publicación: 1781

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Edición: First Edition

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The ANTIQUARIAN SCIENTIST (P.O. Box 448, Southampton, MA 01073 USA; antiqsci@comcast.net), established in 1976, specializes in rare books in science, medicine, and technology. In addition, we offer antique scientific instruments, and appraisals and collection development in these specialty areas. Thus far we have published forty-one illustrated and annotated catalogues. We also co-published the print journal "Rittenhouse" which is devoted to the history of the scientific instrument enterprise in America. We are members of SNEAB and numerous professional societies relating to books, instruments, and the history of science and medicine. It has always been our policy to provide to our clients professional quality services.

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