17 June 2008
CHAULNES, Michel Ferdinand d'Albert d'Ailly, Duc de (1714-1769). Nouvelle Méthode pour diviser les instruments de mathématique et d'astronomie. [Paris:] L.F. Delatour, 1768.
2o (470 x 300 mm). 15 engraved plates. Contemporary sheep-backed boards, uncut (foot of spine chipped with some loss, head of spine repaired, some wear). Provenance: Ch. Roulleau de la Roussière (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of Chaulnes' work on scientific instruments and his experiments using dividing machines for the dividing of circles and linear scales.
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri Louis (1700-1782). Art de réduire le fer en fil connu sous le nom de fil d'Archal. [Paris:] L.F. Delatour, 1768. 2o. 5 engraved plates. FIRST EDITION, on the manufacture of wire from iron.
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