MALLET, Allain Manesson (1630-1706). La Geometrie pratique. Paris: Anisson, 1702.
4 volumes, 8° (212 x 140mm). Half-titles, first blank in vol.III, engraved portraits of Louis XIV and the author, 493 full-page engraved illustrations, many incorporating views of buildings and gardens in France, Italy, Spain and England, final errata leaf in vol.I and final blank in vol.IV. (Some leaves rather soiled, a few marginal tears.) Contemporary calf, gilt spines in compartments (slightly rubbed, slight wear at extremities). Berlin Kat. 1731; Cohen-de Ricci 763-674.
Étienne SOUCIET. Observations mathématiques, geographiques, chronologiques, et physiques, tirées des anciens Livres chinois. Paris: Rollin, 1729-1732. Volumes I-II only (of 3) in one, 4° (252 x 192mm). 8 engraved plates, 6 folding, final errata leaf to vol.I. (Some leaves slightly soiled and waterstained.) Contemporary calf (rebacked with modern calf), spine with gilt ornaments and red lettering-piece. Provenance: John Earl of Bute (armorial bookplates). -- Joseph SAUVEUR (1653-1716). Géometrie pratique. Manuscript transcription, early 18th century, 249 pages, 4to, with 29 folding engraved plates, some partly hand-coloured. (Some leaves slightly soiled.) Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments (slightly rubbed, splits in hinges. -- SAUVEUR. Traité de Mecanique. Manuscript transcription, early 18th century, 87 pages, 4to, with 9 folding pen and ink and wash drawings. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments (slightly worn). -- And a bound manuscript 'Della Mecanica' with other texts in Italian. (8)