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[Mechanics]
PRACTICAL MECHANICS, MANUSCRIPT IN ENGLISH, 175 PAGES, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 6 PAGES LOOSE, WITH 24 PEN, INK AND WASH ILLUSTRATIVE DRAWINGS (8 FULL PAGE), 4TO (196 X 160MM), CONTEMPORARY STIFF VELLUM COVERS LABELLED "MECHANICS | 1790", THE LOOSE LEAVES STRENGTHENED WITH CLEAR PLASTIC, DAMAGE TO HEAD OF SPINE
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161
[Mechanics]
PRACTICAL MECHANICS, MANUSCRIPT IN ENGLISH, 175 PAGES, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 6 PAGES LOOSE, WITH 24 PEN, INK AND WASH ILLUSTRATIVE DRAWINGS (8 FULL PAGE), 4TO (196 X 160MM), CONTEMPORARY STIFF VELLUM COVERS LABELLED "MECHANICS | 1790", THE LOOSE LEAVES STRENGTHENED WITH CLEAR PLASTIC, DAMAGE TO HEAD OF SPINE
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2,0003,000
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[Mechanics]
PRACTICAL MECHANICS, MANUSCRIPT IN ENGLISH, 175 PAGES, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL 6 PAGES LOOSE, WITH 24 PEN, INK AND WASH ILLUSTRATIVE DRAWINGS (8 FULL PAGE), 4TO (196 X 160MM), CONTEMPORARY STIFF VELLUM COVERS LABELLED "MECHANICS | 1790", THE LOOSE LEAVES STRENGTHENED WITH CLEAR PLASTIC, DAMAGE TO HEAD OF SPINE
An attractively-written and finely illustrated advanced summary of mechanical theory, "that branch of Practical mathematics which considers motion and moving powers". The manuscript is divided into sections with headings that provide a useful summary of the subjects covered: of the mechanical powers, a common mill, hydrostatical principles, hydrostatic and hydraulic machines, the forcing pump, the principles on which the fire-engine is constructed, of friction, descent of bodies, a quadruple pump-mill for raising water, to gauge a ship, the planetarium, optics, the solar or camera obscura microscope, theory of the motion of rivers, of the running of water, and miscellanies.
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Provenance

Sold in these rooms ("Property of a Gentleman resident in New York"), 5 March 1963, lot 291, to John D. Stanitz; his sale, Sotheby's, New York, 25 April 1984, lot 296

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