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LA MECANIQUE DU FEU, OU L'ART D'EN AUGMENTER LES EFFETS & D'EN DIMINUER LA  DEPENSE by  Nicolas (C. 1680-1730) Gauger - First Edition - 1713 - from Dan Wyman Books (SKU: 38450)

LA MECANIQUE DU FEU, OU L'ART D'EN AUGMENTER LES EFFETS & D'EN DIMINUER LA DEPENSE

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LA MECANIQUE DU FEU, OU L'ART D'EN AUGMENTER LES EFFETS & D'EN DIMINUER LA DEPENSE

by Gauger, Nicolas (C. 1680-1730)

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Paris, Jacques Estienne Et Jean Jombert. 1713. Hardback. Nj1 . First edition. Period leather. 12mo. 12, 267, 9 pages; 16 cm. In French. Title translates to “The Mechanics of Fire, or the Art of Increasing its Effects, and of Diminishing its Expense. ” Includes 12 beautiful folding engraved plates of detailed diagrams of chimneys and fireplaces. “During the 18th century, people wanted more comfort in general, less smoke coming out of the chimneys, and they also tried to save on fuel coming from wood or coal. In order to fulfil these demands, the German model stove was often enhanced - the hearth of the chimney was improved through different methods, smaller fire-places and radiant angles were the contribution of Nicolas Gauger (277 The Culture of Energy) . Benjamin Franklin improved upon Gauger’s strategies, and credits him in his writings. SUBJECT(S) : Fire, Physics, Mechanics. Binding worn. Mild edgewear and toning. Minimal pen and pencil markings that do not affect text. Leather somewhat decaying. Very good condition. (FR-3-4) .

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Dan Wyman Books US (US)
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38450
Title
LA MECANIQUE DU FEU, OU L'ART D'EN AUGMENTER LES EFFETS & D'EN DIMINUER LA DEPENSE
Author
Gauger, Nicolas (C. 1680-1730)
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Paris, Jacques Estienne Et Jean Jombert
Date published
1713
Keywords
Nj1, Pyrotechnics Pyro Draugh

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