Elémens de L'Architecture Navale

Elémens de L'Architecture Navale

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Duhamel De Monceau [Henri Louis]
Paris, Charles Antoine Jombert, 1752
ou traité pratique de la construction des vaisseaux

by Henri Louis Duhamel De Monceau.

Paris, Charles Antoine Jombert, 1752.

4to. pp[iv] lv 420 (in fact 416 as page numbering jumps from 356 to 361), [3].

complete with the 25 folding or double-page plates on 23 sheets, 27 separately numbered pages of tables, engraved frontispiece, title-vignette and ten head-pieces by Ozanne.

a little marking, and light water stain to lower corner of pp273-276, but generally a clean and crisp copy in contemporary calf boards with modern calf spine. original marbled end-papers retained, with additional end-papers inserted.

a landmark volume in the literature of naval architecture and shipbuilding, identified as the first practical manual for those wishing to pursue a career in naval construction