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20 October 2000
[BERGON, Joseph Alexandre (and others)] Instruction sur le Choix, le Martelage et l' Exploitation des Bois de Marine; avec les Planches Figuratives des Pièces de Construction, Paris: Administration Générale des Forêts, . 2° (420 x 290mm.), woodcut vignette, 5 tables, 27 engraved plates by Daréna, 23 hand-coloured (some marginal waterstaining), modern half vellum gilt with red morocco lettering-piece.
A report on the management of forests and the selection of trees for naval timber. The first 23 plates, all hand-coloured, show how fifty-seven different marine timbers can be obtained from trees of irregular shape. The remaining uncoloured plates illustrate designs for a frigate and a corvette and the last shows a labourer cutting ships' timbers from the stem of a tree. Bibliothéque Nationale Inventaire du Fonds Français aprés 1800 V, pp. 396-397.
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