Bologna: Dalla Tipografia Cardinali e Frulli, 1826-7. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #31133
In three volumes. 384pp; 570pp + errata; sixty-eight plates. Volume 2 has a pagination error (skips from page 328 to 339). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines lettered and decorated in gold, all edges sprinkled blue. Volume 3 contains sixty-eight plates, many of which are foldouts, with engravings by Agostino Nini and Luigi Carlini. Thirty-six plates pertain to volume 1 (plate #26 is present in two versions), thirty-two to volume 2. Influential engineering treatise by a renowned scientist and professor of the Archiginnasio della Sapienza of Rome. Text blocks extremely clean. Name on front free endpapers, light overall wear, two of the plates are loose. The lower corner of the errata of volume 2 is torn. Some old annotations laid in. A near fine set. Brunet I.1695. Graesse II.92. ; Quarto.