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DUCREST, [Charles Louis,] marquis de.

Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,

Contenant des Recherches sur la maniere de les calculer & de perfectionner en général leur construction; une Méthode nouvelle pour construire les Vaisseaux; la Description de plusieurs Machines nouvelles propres à porter l'Hydraulique à un haut point de perfection ; & le détail d'un grand nombre d'expériences très-intéressantes.

Paris: chez Esprit, 1777 Stock Code: 68900
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Hydraulics and ship-building

First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against the hulls of ships, another to a machine of the author's own invention for raising water, and the last chapter is on a new form of windmill. Ducrest was an officer in the navy and later in the army, and was chancellor to the duke of Orléans, to whom the book is dedicated.

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Description

Octavo (198 x 122 mm). Contemporary speckled half sheep, smooth spine gilt, red morocco label, blue mottled paper sides, red and blue sprinkled edges.

Illustrations

5 folding engraved plates.

Condition

A little rubbing, an excellent copy.

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