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image of Geschied- en zaakkundige ophelderingen omtrent den twist over het kunstcement, zoo naar aanleiding eener, door den heer burgemeester van Utrecht gedane advertentie wegens deszelfs slechtheid, als van een door den heer U.W.T. Cazius uitgegeven Geschiedkundig verslag ten betooge van deszelfs deugd.

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8vo (20,3 x 12,4 cm). VIII, 192 pp. Contemporary gold-tooled red morocco, gold-tooled inner dentelles, all edges gilt, lovely pink endpapers. Spine very lightly sunned, otherwise in very good condition. An account of a controversy over the use of cement. Lovely copy from in a fine binding from the library of Jan Willem Six van Vromade (1872-1936). Unico W.T. Cazius was the… Read more
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image of Beginsels der natuurkunde, Beschreeven ten dienste der Landgenooten. Waar by gevoegd is eene Beschryving der nieuwe en onlangs uitgevonden Luchtpompen, met haar gebruik tot veele proefnemingen door J.V.M.

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4to (25 x 19,5 cm). 3 parts in 1 volume. [28], 51, [2], 511-900, [20]; 62, 8 pp. Contemporary vellum. With engraved frontispiece portrait, 34 folding plates, 1 folding map. In good condition. Vellum slightly dirty, lower margin, the map and the 4 plates illustrating the treatise on air pumps with faint waterstain. The second edition of Van Musschenbroek's impressive… Read more
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Beschreibung einer verbesserten Luftpumpe nebst einer Nachricht von verschiedenen mit selbiger gemachten Versuchen.

by Cuthbertson, John & D.G.A. Suckow (trans.).

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Published
1788
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$1,174.96

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8vo (20 x 12,5 cm). 56 pp. Modern wrappers. With 2 folding engraved plates.In very good condition. German edition of Cuthbertson's Description of an improved air-pump, and an account of some experiments made with it (1787). Most 18th-century vacuum pumps were constructed using cocks or valves. A common problem was that after a while they became 'leaky', allowing the exhausted air… Read more
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image of Mathematische rariteit-kamer. Zynde een volkoomen beschryvinge van de algebra.

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4to (22 x 17,5 cm). [14], "744" [=474], [2] pp. With woodcut frontispiece portrait of the author. Contemporary half vellum, comb-marbled sides. In good condition, with the binding slightly rubbed and the spine slightly dirty, corners bumped, page 414 with a contemporary annotation, the last two leaves with a few annotations in pencil. First edition of a rare Dutch algebra textbook. Dedicated to… Read more
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image of Traité des feux d'artifice pour le spectacle. Nouvelle edition, toute changée,_considérablement augmentée.

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Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1747. 8vo (19 x 12,5 cm). LIV, [2], 496 pp. With engraved frontispiece, 3 engraved headpieces, several woodcut head- and tailpieces and 13 folding engraved plates. Contemporary marbled calf, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers, red edges, blue silk ribbon marker. First blank with a stamp ("Jh de Serres"), contemporary owner's entry on the title-page ("ex libris… Read more
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Traité des feux d'artifice.

by Frezier, Amédée-François.

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Published
1741.
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12mo (16,3 x 9,7 cm). [4], XVIII, "394" [=392]. [6] pp. With engraved frontispiece (dated 1707), 3 engraved headpieces (including one repeat) and 8 full-page plates. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers, red edges. With engraved armorial bookplate of Conte di Salmour ("Del. Cav. di Salmor") on paste-down. Spine rubbed and joints slightly damaged, paper browned, otherwise in good condition. A… Read more
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