Lot 658

PRONY, Gaspard Clair François Marie Riche de (1755-1839). Neue Architektur Hydraulika, 1801, vol. II only (of 2), engraved plates, contemporary paper boards. With another book. (2)

Estimate: £200 - £300
Hammer price: £20
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

PRONY, Gaspard Clair François Marie Riche de (1755-1839).  Neue Architektura Hydraulika ... Zweiter Theil welcher die umstandliche Beschreibung der Dampfmafchinen enthalt. Aus dem Franzöfifchen von Karl Christian Langsdorf. Frankfurt: Andreaischen Buchhandlung, 1801. Volume II only (of 2). 4to (247 x 210mm). Tables, 39 fine folding engraved plates (one plate torn across without loss, one plate repaired on verso, some light spotting and staining mainly to text). Contemporary [?or original] paper boards with orange lettering-piece on spine (rubbed, some staining). Provenance: old illegible signature at foot of title; old manuscript and stamped library numbers to front endpapers. Brunet III, 846 (citing the first edition of 1790-96); Poggendorff Biographisch-Literarisches Handwörterbuch der exakten Naturwissenschaften II, 534. With F. Garnier's Traité sur les Puits Artésiens ou sur les Différentes Espèces de Terrains dans lesquels on doit Rechercher des Eaux Souterraines ... Second Édition (Paris, 1826, 4to, 25 folding engraved plates (one heavily browned), original printed wrappers (tatty). The lot sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return. Provenance: from the Collection of Peter and Margarethe Braune. (2)

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