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ESPIE, Felix-François, comte d' (1708--92)
[Manière de rendre toutes sortes d'édifices incombustibles. English]
The manner of securing all sorts of buildings from fire. Or a treatise upon the construction of arches made with bricks and plaister, called flat-arches, and of a roof without timber called a bricked-roof: with the addition of some letters ... between the Count of Espie and Peter Wyche Esq; on this subject. Written in French by Monsieur le Comte D'Espie ... and translated by L. Dutens.
London: printed for and sold by H. Piers and Partner, and to be had of T. Payne, and M. Cooper, [1756].
62 p., 2 fold. pl. ; 19.7 cm. (8º)

Publication of the English edition was noted in the London Magazine, March/April 1756. First published in Paris in 1754, second Paris edition 1776. With a dedication to Alderman William Beckford and a preface to the Duke of Belleisle. ESTC t1940; Harris and Savage 224.

Copy Notes With marginal marks of emphasis in pencil.


Binding C18th mottled calf, gilt-ruled spines with small corner ornaments, gilt-ruled spine, green morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2204


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