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L'Art de convertir le Fer forgé en Acier, et l'Art d'adoucir le Fer fondu, ou de faire des Ouvrages de fer fondu aussi finis que de fer forgé by  René-Antoine Ferchault de RÉAUMUR - from Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. and Biblio.com

L'Art de convertir le Fer forgé en Acier, et l'Art d'adoucir le Fer fondu, ou de faire des Ouvrages de fer fondu aussi finis que de fer forgé

by RÉAUMUR, René-Antoine Ferchault de

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Seventeen folding engraved plates. 10 p.l., 566, [2] pp. Large 4to, cont. marbled calf (joints & corners with very careful repairs), spine nicely gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: M. Brunet, 1722. First edition of the first comprehensive book devoted to the manufacture of iron and steel; it "laid the foundations of the steel industry in France."-Partington, III, p. 64. Réaumur was the first to recognize that steel was actually impure iron and set up the first scale of seven types of fracture of iron and steel. The fine plates are valuable for illustrating the contemporary apparatus and methods of converting iron into steel. For a detailed account of this book, see D.S.B., XI, pp. 328-30. A fine and handsome copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. ❧ Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 273-74-"Réaumur's most original contribution to industrial technology...Part one, containing twelve memoirs, deals with the production of steel from the construction of the furnaces, through the tempering process and the apparatus used to determine the hardness of the finished product. The second part, in six memoirs, describes the various kinds of cast iron, and of casting methods, moulds, additives, and furnaces. As well, it explains a process for producing cast iron using red oxide of iron, which was unique to the 19th century.".
  • Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc. US (US)
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  • Title: L'Art de convertir le Fer forgé en Acier, et l'Art d'adoucir le Fer fondu, ou de faire des Ouvrages de fer fondu aussi finis que de fer forgé
  • Author: RÉAUMUR, René-Antoine Ferchault de
  • Book condition: Used
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