Albert Ducrocq (1921-2001) popularizer, cybernetic engineer and in particular the inventor of the "electronic fox" one of the first autonomous robots.
Book on the beginnings of cybernetics, note the last chapter which lists computers around the world in 1955 (Univac, IBM, etc ...).
This book contains many craft secrets for the decorative arts with the recipes of varnishes, ink, dyes useful to painters, engravers, jewelers, cabinetmakers, perfumers ... A real treasure for the restorers of objects of the eighteenth century.
Work commissioned by the Marquis de Nieuil, squadron leader of the naval armies from Pierre Louis Buor de La Charoulière (1736-1803) then Captain of the ships.
An exceptional naval tactician, he stood out in the battles of Ouessant and the Antilles where he defeated in 1780 the formidable English admiral Rodney. Despite the defeat of the French fleet, he also distinguished himself during the Battle of the Saintes in 1782 where Rodney took his revenge.
The book is about how to communicate between ships in a fleet to coordinate naval tactics. One finds there in particular the tables with the specific signals for each ship of the French fleet of the time.
Third edition, the most important, because contains a description of the Daguerreotype's technique, presented at the Academy of Sciences of Paris on 7th January 1839 by Arago,
This book consists in many different chapters with one that reproduced the full text of the description of this revolutionary process, taken from the « Historique et description du daguerréotype et du diorama », published in 1839 by Daguerre.
It is one of the first diffusions of this technique in a book of scientific popularization (in 1840), which shows the huge success of photography among the public.
Complete copy in 3 volumes, with an additional manuscript volume written by an anonymous author (it contains a set of manufacturing methods for products such as linen marking ink, marine glue or how to make fabrics waterproof).
Presentation copy to the French painter James Tissot (1836-1902) on the half title page ("à mon vieux camarade et collègue James Tissot").
This book is a handbook on painting and its technique, written by Jehan-Georges Vibert (1840-1902, French painter and playwright).
LE NORMAND, Louis Sébastien || MANUEL RORET. Nouveau manuel complet du fabricant d'étoffes imprimées et du fabricant de papiers peints contenant les procédés les plus nouveaux pour imprimer les étoffes de coton, de lin, de laine et de soie, et pour colorer la surface de toutes sortes de papiers.
Fifth edition, with a chapter on photographic enlargements added.
Désiré van Monckhoven (1834-1882) was a Belgian chemist, optician, photographer and physicist.
He is one of the most famous scientists in the field of photographic chemistry and one of the pioneers of astrophotography and photochemical industry in Belgium.
Henri-Edmond Robiquet (1822-1860) was a French physicist and a member of the Société de Pharmacie.
He mastered photography and much of the photographic science in his textbook was personally tested in his lab at the school.
Rare first edition, complete with the photograph, using the carbon powder print technics of Garnier and Salmon.
In 1858, Henri Garnier and Alphonse Salmon discovered the photochemical reaction of ferric citrate, altering its hygroscopic and solubility properties. This led to the invention of their "dusting-on" process – procédé au charbon – using a positive rather than a negative to make the exposure. Pine soot, pigment, or metal salt particles were affixed to the tacky areas of unexposed emulsion, using a tampon in conjunction with the hot breath of the photographer. The particles were then easily washed out of the exposed areas of emulsion, leaving behind the grained image. A year later, Garnier and Salmon abandoned iron salts to pursue emulsions of ammonium dichromate and sugar. The plate in Robiquet's book is one of few, or maybe the sole, published example from their workshop of their carbon powder method.
BLANCHARD || PERROT || THILLAYE || VERGNAUD || MANUEL RORET. Nouveau manuel complet du coloriste ou Instruction simplifiée et élémentaire pour l'enluminure, le lavis et la retouche des gravures, images, lithographies, planches d'histoire naturelle, cartes géographiques, peinture orientale, plans topographiques.
Bernard Forest de Belidor (1697-1761) was a great engineer in mechanics, ballistics, artillery, civil and military architecture. He was also a professor and member of the Royal Academies of Sciences of France, England and Prussia.
Printed plates of the architecture course at the Ecole Polytechnique.
In this famous french school, student have to produce drawings of curves, surfaces, perspectives, shadows, stone cut, architecture, machine and gears, topography and fortifications.
This book consists in 12 chapters, which are : the "Compound" freight locomotive, the steam turbine, gas generators, the gas engine, the motorcycle, the automobile, airships or aeronautical balloons, aviation, dynamo and electric motor, magneto, electric accumulators and wireless telegraph.
The volume of atlas consists of 22 demonstrative machines models in colour.
Very beautiful old prints of a Peugeot car model. The photographed model appears to be a variation of the 95-type output in 1907. The Type 95 is a luxury model of the brand intended to be driven by a driver.
Special issue (n ° 100) of the Citroën Bulletin dedicated entirely to the exhibition on the 3 expeditions of Haardt (Croisières sahara, noire et jaune) which took place in June 1932 for the ten years of the first expedition
Set of prints of what was to illustrate the brochure "La Terre en rond" published in 1960 which told the raid directed by Baudot and Séguéla in 2CV.
The brochure was illustrated with 10 cartoons by the artist César, representing the countries crossed. We propose 7 of this series plus 3 photographs of the raid.