1729 1ed Belidor Science of Engineering Military Forts Illustrated Architecture

BELIDOR, Bernard Forest de

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First edition of one of the most important works on military engineering!

 

Bernard Forest de Bélidor was an 18th-century French engineer who studied and helped develop inventions on hydraulics and ballistic weapons. He published a number of books on the science of engineering and architecture, many of which became immensely popular and important to the development of engineering. ‘Science of Engineers’ covers Belidor’s theories and studies on

  • Principles of mechanics
  • Building materials; use and how to implement
  • Construction of military vs civil buildings
  • Decoration of buildings
  • Making estimates for fortifications and civil buildings

 

This 1729 edition was the first and only edition published by Jacques and Jombert. It features 53 impressive engravings, many folding and double page, of fortifications, military buildings, architecture, and other engineering feats.

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1729 1ed Belidor Science of Engineering Military Forts Illustrated Architecture

 

First edition of one of the most important works on military engineering!

 

Bernard Forest de Bélidor was an 18th-century French engineer who studied and helped develop inventions on hydraulics and ballistic weapons. He published a number of books on the science of engineering and architecture, many of which became immensely popular and important to the development of engineering. ‘Science of Engineers’ covers Belidor’s theories and studies on

  • Principles of mechanics
  • Building materials; use and how to implement
  • Construction of military vs civil buildings
  • Decoration of buildings
  • Making estimates for fortifications and civil buildings

 

This 1729 edition was the first and only edition published by Jacques and Jombert. It features 53 impressive engravings, many folding and double page, of fortifications, military buildings, architecture, and other engineering feats.

 

Item number: #5153

Price: $950

 

BELIDOR, Bernard Forest de

 

La science des ingenieurs dans la conduite des travaux de fortification et d’architecture civile …

 

A Paris rue S. Jacques : Paris : Chez Claude Jombert au coin de la ruë des Mathurins à l’image Nôtre-Dame(IS), Jombert, Claude, 1729. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – Books 1-3, 6
      • [16], 80; 64; 96; 80
      • 14 plates, including frontispiece
    • II – Books 4, 5
      • [2], 104; 80, [8]
      • 39 plates
    • *Note – the original book binder placed book 6 incorrectly in the first volume. This is known to be consistent with other first editions.
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11.25in X 8.75in (29cm x 22.5cm)
  • Very rare with auction records and price comparisons as high as $3,500

 

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5153

Categories

Military & War

Arts & Architecture

Mathematics & Physics

Authors

BELIDOR, Bernard Forest de

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete