17 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 188
Estimate USD 500 - USD 700
[MÉCANICIEN MODERNE]. Le Mecanicien Moderne par un Comité Ingénieurs spécialistes. Paris: Librairie Commerciale, [ca 1910].
2 volumes, 2o. 10 color plates, each with multiples moveable overlays, numerous illustrations in text (some spotting, a few overlays with minor creasing and tears). Original blue decorated cloth (minor wear at edges and spine ends, front covers slightly bowed, hinges starting).
Fifth edition, with descriptions of cars, trains, and steam engines. The complexity of the plates, some of which include over 20 overlays, serve to illustrate the mechanisms of these revolutionary machines.
Le Mecanicien Moderne par un Comité d'Ingénieurs spécialistes. Paris: Librairie Commerciale, [ca 1905]. 4 volumes, 2o. 10 colors plates, each with multiple moveable overlays, numerous illustrations in text (some spotting, a few overlays with minor creasing and tears). Original blue decorated cloth (some wear at spine ends and edges, joints starting, spines darkening). Mixed edition of this work on mechanics. (4)
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