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Switzer, Stephen, 1682?-1745.

An introduction to a general system of hydrostaticks and hydraulicks, philosophical and practical : wherein the most reasonable and advantageous methods of raising and conducting water, for the watering noblemens and gentlemens seats, buildings, gardens, &c., are carefully (and in a manner not yet publish'd in any language) laid down ... : illustrated and explain'd by sixty copper cuts, done by the best hands ... : collected from the best of the Italian and French designs (together with some new ones of the author's own invention) ... / by Stephen Switzer ...

London : Printed for T. Astley, S. Austen, and L. Gilliver, 1729.
Physical Description:
2 v. ([6], xxxii, [4], 133, [15], [129]-274, 10 p.; [8], [275]- 352, 4, [353]-413, [1], [14] p., [2], [60] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QC144 S88 1729
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Paged continuously.
English short title catalogue, T60644
Subject Terms:
Astley, T. -- Publisher.
Austen, S. -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1729.
Gilliver, Lawton. -- Publisher.
Hydraulics -- Early works to 1800.
Hydrostatics -- Early works to 1800.

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