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First edition. A magnificent publication by P.C. Lesage honouring the accomplishments of the founder of the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées, Jean Rodolphe Perronet. The projects described and illustrated were drawn from the archive and library of the School and include constructions in Orléans, Neuilly, Paris, St. Petersburg, London, Birmingham, etc. One of the few large wove-paper copies known with 17 extra plates, presumably meant for presentation; from the collection of Prince Eugène de Beauharnais and his wife, bound in gold-tooled straight-grained red morocco with his cypher.