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Theatre des instrumens mathematiques & mechaniques / de Iaques Besson dauphinois, docte mathematicien ; avec l'interpretation des figures d'iceluy, par François Beroald

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Besson, Jacques (Mathematician)  Search this
Béroalde de Verville 1556-  Search this
Androuet du Cerceau, Jacques active 1549-1584  Search this
Boyvin, René approximately 1525-approximately 1598  Search this
Former owner:
Hofer, Philip 1898-1984 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[40] pages, 60 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 41 cm (fol.)
Early works to 1800
Translation of: Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum.
The illustrations are attributed to Androuet du Cerceau; Rene Boyvin (plates 17, 35, 39, and 51 bear his monogram); and others.
Title within architectural border.
Head- and tail-pieces; initials.
Signatures: A-E⁴.
Also available online.
SCDIRB copy 39088012118378 has some old ms. ink autographs and inscriptions on the t.p. and on the verso of plate 60 that have been crossed through, erased, or cut away, with the leaves repaired. In the margin of p. [3], there is a modern ms. pencil [SI?] acquisitions note: "Sci. tech., Reichner, 19 Nov. [19]59."
SCDIRB copy has bookplate: Philip Hofer.
SCDIRB copy has a modern quarter-vellum binding with green paste-paper-covered boards and a gilt-lettered black leather spine label.
SCDIRB copy 39088012118378 has bookplate: Smithsonian Libraries Adopt-a-Book program. Adopted by in honor of Mark Andrews for his deep and continued generosity. on May 14, 2019.
Mechanical engineering  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Call number:
TJ144 .B464tZ
TJ144 .B55 F1578
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