HENNEQUIN, René. Avant les photographies - Les portraits au physionotrace gravés de 1788 à 1830 - Catalogue nominatif, biographique et critique illustré des deux premières séries de ces portraits comprenant les 1800 estampes cotées de "1" à " R 27".
A physiognotrace or physionotrace is an instrument designed to trace a person's physiognomy, most specifically the profile in the form of a silhouette: it originated in France where it is known as the physionotrace. It was invented by Gilles-Louis Chrétien in 1785.
This book consists in two series, which are : "1ère série - La société parisienne à la veille de la Révolution : portraits dessinés par Quenedey et gravés par Chrétien (1788-1789)" and "2ème série - Au temps de la Révolution. Citadins de Paris et parisiens par occasions : portraits dessinés et gravés par Quenedey (1789-1796).".
Rare copy of this book on the History of the projection of images at the beginning of the 20th century, from the magic lantern to the invention of the cinematogragh, from the projection of still images to animated ones.
Its content is both historical and very technical.
Historical and technical book about the stereoscope.
The stereoscope is a device for viewing a stereoscopic pair of separate images, depicting left-eye and right-eye views of the same scene, as a single three-dimensional image.
This handbook deals with chronophotography, which refers to a photographic technique that consists in taking a succession of photographs, allowing the chronological decomposition of the phases of a movement (human or animal) or a physical phenomenon, too brief to be observed. suitably with the naked eye.
François-Joseph de Camus (1672-1732) is a French technician and inventor in mechanical science. This book is one of his most important texts, including a significant number of his inventions.
This book is a treatise on fireworks for shows. It consists of several dialogues between a pyrotechnic "amateur" named Grignon who teaches this art to his young pupil, Count Lalaing.
The "professor" discusses the preparation and the minitious manufacture of the fireworks and the different existing models, in four parts: cartridges, tools to be loaded, and materials suitable to compose the fireworks, the loading of fireworks and the way to mount fireworks on machines and to adapt the fire communications, to make various figurative pieces, fixed & mobile.
It details the manufacture of fountains, waterfalls of fire and rotating and fixed suns, very popular at the marvellous parties given at the court of Versailles.
Fine copy in vellum of this rare edition.
First edition. Text in latin and german.
This book is devoted to an invention of his own, a drawing instrument to construct the five column orders in the correct proportions.
Nicolaus Goldmann was born in 1611 in the Silesian capital Wroclaw (Poland) and died in 1665 in the Dutch town of Leiden, where he had lived from 1632 onward. He taught mathematics, military architecture and, which was uncommon, architectural theory. Apart from the theory of the classical orders, drawing for architects and design techniques, he developed a unique building typology of his own. With this he attracted students from Holland, the German states, Poland (including Silesia), Ireland, Sweden and Denmark. Goldmann was also exceptional in that he wrote books which were directly derived from reflecting on his teachings. He wrote unusually well, and in studying them, one can grasp almost the entire architectural knowledge of the mid-seventeenth century in the Netherlands and Germany.
"one of the earliest scientific books in the field of engineering. Concentrating on civil construction he considers transportation, shipbuilding, waterways and water supply, ornamental fountains, windmills and pumps, epitomizing their state on the eve of the Industrial Revolution."Bibliotheca Mechanica".
a very good copy.
Amazing manuscript course by a Frigate Lieutenant.
This is certainly a course given in Toulon. Indeed at the end of the manuscript is the list of students following this course. They are native of Toulon and the surrounding area.
This course aims to show the importance of a good knowledge of theastronomy for navigation.
This manuscript is illustrated with many drawings in color, in text and full page.
We fell in love with this amazing handmade binding that makes this marine manuscript an object perfectly incarnated.
Manuscript in french on :
- Extrait du mémoire de M. Flourens sur le système nerveux
- Mesure du pas pour l'évaluation de la distance
- Détermination de la méridienne
- Tracé du cadran solaire horizontal
- Baignoire à circulation
- Procédé pour mettre en couleur les carreaux
- Ramonage par détonation
- Comparaison de la grande pyramide d'Egypte avec des monuments communs
- Couleur acajou,
- Densité de l'air à la surface de la terre,
- Instructions sur les analyses à l'usage du ferrovière,
- Vernis pour la gravure,
- De la grosseur apparente de la lune à l'horizon,
- Manière de faire l'encre,
- De l'effet du soleil et de la lune sur la marée,
- sur la capilarité,
- Vernis pour les meubles,
- Couleur d'aquarelle,
- Combinaison de couleurs d'aquarelle deux à deux,
- travail à l'aquarelle,
- Briquet à gaz hydrogène.
Bion had an instrumentation workshop in Paris.
He seems to have made globes, sundials, mathematical instruments, and mechanical machines with equal accuracy.
In the "Traité de la construction.." he gives a fairly complete list of instruments normally constructed during the first quarter of the eighteenth century.
His treatise was more for the user and the amateur than for the manufacturer. (DSB)
RIS-PAQUOT. Documents inédits sur les faïences charentaises D'Angoulême, L'Houmeau Garde-Épée, Saint-Eutrope-de-Montmoreau et Cognac, suivis de quelques notes sur les faïenceries de la Charente-Inférieure. 15 sujets en couleur retouchés à la main.
Rare first edition.
Milly published here the secret of the process observed at the manufacture of hard-paste porcelain at the Ludwigsburg factory in Dresden.
It was a part of Duhamel du Monceau’s Descriptions des Arts et Métiers.
Étienne-Jules Marey (French, 1830-1904) was a French scientist, physiologist and chronophotographer.
He is widely considered to be a pioneer of photography and an influential pioneer of the history of cinema. He was also a pioneer in establishing a variety of graphical techniques for the display and interpretation of quantitative data from physiological measurement.
Very rare and important work whose title inspired that of the exhibition devoted to Marey at the Pompidou Center in 1977-1978.
BARBA, Alvarez Alphonse. Traité de l'art metalique, extrait des Oeuvres d'Alvarez Alfonse Barba, célèbre artiste dans les mines du Potozi, auquel on a joint un mémoire concernant les mines de France; avec un Tarif qui démontre les opérations qu'il faudroit faire pour tirer de ces mines l'or et l'argent qu'en tiroient les Romains lorsqu'ils étoient maîtres de Gaules.