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Lot 1193: ARCHITECTURE -- CHIMNEYS -- G(AUGER, N.) La mécanique du feu, ou l’art d’en

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: ARCHITECTURE -- CHIMNEYS -- G(AUGER, N.) La mécanique du feu, ou l’art d’en augmenter les effets & d’en diminuer la dépense. Première partie (=all published) contenant le traité de nouvelles cheminées qui échauffent plus que les cheminées ordinaires, et qui ne sont point sujettes à fumer, &c. Paris, J. Estienne & J.J. Jombert, 1713. (12), 267, (9) pp. W. 12 fold. plates. Cont. cf. w. raised bands & richly dec. gilt back. (Bottom of spine a bit dam., lower joint split, name of author added on ti-p. in cont. hand, outer corner stained at the beginning). First edition, reprinted the following year with a fictitious address and again in 1749 and translated into German and English in 1715. Nicolas Gauger (c, 1680-1730) was a jurist and a censor for the Government, beyond being a talented amateur scientist. This work had been planned in different sections, which were never completed. This book is the earliest treatise on domestic heating and the basis for all following works on the subject. - Poggendorff I, 852; Kat. Orn. Berl., 3838 has only the third edition of 1749; not in Cicognara and Fowler.
Estimated Price: € 200

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