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Perrault, Claude (1613-1688)
RECUEIL DE PLUSIEURS MACHINES, DE NOUVELLE INVENTION. OUVRAGE POSTHUME. PARIS: JEAN BAPTISTE COIGNARD, 1700 
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506
Perrault, Claude (1613-1688)
RECUEIL DE PLUSIEURS MACHINES, DE NOUVELLE INVENTION. OUVRAGE POSTHUME. PARIS: JEAN BAPTISTE COIGNARD, 1700 
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Perrault, Claude (1613-1688)
RECUEIL DE PLUSIEURS MACHINES, DE NOUVELLE INVENTION. OUVRAGE POSTHUME. PARIS: JEAN BAPTISTE COIGNARD, 1700 
FIRST EDITION, 4to (234 x 177mm.), woodcut device on title, engraved headpieces, woodcut initials, 11 folding engraved plates, contemporary calf gilt, modern folding cloth box, title with small loss at gutter, minor worming, slight browning and staining, binding rebacked with new endpapers, repaired and varnished
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Provenance

Library of the Benedictine monks of San Benigno, Genoa, inscribed: Ad usum D. Anselmi de Franceschi Mon[a]chi Cas[sinens]is S. Benigni Genuae; bought from Librairie Alain Brieux, Paris, 1988

Literature

Tomash & Williams P46; Cicognara 948

Catalogue Note

This work is put together by the author's brother, Charles Perrault, who was an assistant to Colbert. Perrault was one of the founding members of the Academie des sciences in 1666, probably through Colbert's influence. The machines described in this work include a mechanism for anchor cables, for rotating a telescope, and a water clock.

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