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SWITZER, Stephen (1682?--1748)
[Introduction to a general system of hydrostaticks and hydraulicks. 1734]
An universal system of water and water-works, philosophical and practical. In four books. Faithfully digested, from the most-approv'd writers on this subject, by Stephen Switzer. ... In two volumes.
London: printed for Thomas Cox, 1734.
[6], xxxii, [4], 133, [16], 130--274, 10, [9], 276--352, 4, [1], 354--413, [15] p., engr. frontis., 60 [i.e. 61] pl. (49 fold.) ; 26.2cm. (4°)

A reissue of: An introduction to a general system of hydrostaticks and hydraulicks, philosophical and practical, 1729. The plates are numbered 1--60 with an additional 'Plate V' bound at p. 368; this is also recorded in the BAL copy of the 1729 edition. See BAL, Early printed books, no. 3226 for a description of the original edition. ESTC t117429.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the title-leaf to vol. II. Bought for 15s. on 5 February 1786. (Account Book 1781--6).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 4278


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