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Gallon, Jean Gaffin (1706-1775)
MACHINES ET INVENTIONS APPROUVÉES PAR L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES, DEPUIS SON ÉTABLISSEMENT JUSQU'À PRESENT. PARIS: MARTIN, COIGNARD, & GUERIN, 1735
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Gallon, Jean Gaffin (1706-1775)
MACHINES ET INVENTIONS APPROUVÉES PAR L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES, DEPUIS SON ÉTABLISSEMENT JUSQU'À PRESENT. PARIS: MARTIN, COIGNARD, & GUERIN, 1735
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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Gallon, Jean Gaffin (1706-1775)
MACHINES ET INVENTIONS APPROUVÉES PAR L'ACADEMIE ROYALE DES SCIENCES, DEPUIS SON ÉTABLISSEMENT JUSQU'À PRESENT. PARIS: MARTIN, COIGNARD, & GUERIN, 1735
FIRST EDITION, 6 volumes, 4to (257 x 184mm.), half-titles, titles printed in red and black, 433 engraved plates, all but 2 folding (numbered 1-429, plus 105*, 177*, 329*, 2 additional plates numbered 341, but 197-8 on one sheet), contemporary calf, spines gilt, modern folding cloth boxes, bindings slightly worn
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Provenance

Bern Dibner (1897-1988), Burndy Library, bookplate; bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams G22; Maire, Pascal, i, pp.64-65

Catalogue Note

This copiously illustrated work describes inventions by Perrault, Huygens, Cassini, Clairaut, Gauger, Le Maire, De La Hire, Morland, Nolet, and others, and in particular the arithmetic machines of Pascal (vol.4, plates 262-263), Lépine (vol.4, plates 259-261), and Hillerin de Boistissandeau (vol.5, plates 341-343).

A seventh volume was issued some years later, in 1777, covering inventions in the years 1735-1754. These first six volumes cover 1666-1734.

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