|Author|| Belidor, Bernard Forest de, 1697? - 1761|
|Title||Architecture Hydraulique, Ou L'Art De Conduire, D'Elever, Et De Menager Les Eaux Pour Les Differens Besoins De La Vie. Premiere Partie. Tome Premier. ( - Seconde Partie ... Tome Second.) Par M. Belidor, Commissaire Provincial d'Artillerie, Professeur Royal des Mathématiques, aux Ecoles du même Corps, Membre des Académies Royales des Sciences d'Angleterre & de Prusse, Correspondant de celle de Paris.|
|Imprint||A Paris, Rue S. Jacques: Chez Charles-Antoine-Jombert, Libraire de l'Artillerie, & du Génie, à l'Image Notre-Dame., M. DCC. XXXVII. (-M.DCC.LIII.) Avec Approbation Et Privilege Du Roy.|
|Physical Description||4 vols.; 280 mm. (Quarto).|
|Physical Description Note||Vol. I: [viii], xi, [v], 412 p., front., 44 pl. (fold.) - Vol. II: [viii], 423, , xxviii p., 55 pl. (fold.). - Vol. III: [vi], xiv, [ii], 412,  p., 60 pl. (fold.). - Vol. IV: viii, 480, [xl] p., frontis., 60 pl. (fold.).|
|Content Format Note||Each volume includes a list of contents. Volume III contains an 'Avertissement Du Libraire', and Volume IV a 'Catalogue Des Ouvrages De M. Belidor'.|
|Summary Note||The four volumes were published in 1737, 1739, 1750 and 1753. In the second volume the publisher's address is printed as Quay Des Augustins; in the third and fourth it is Rue Dauphine.|
The work includes a lengthy description of the pumping installation at Marly (1681-5), which supplied water to the fountains at Versailles.
|Responsibility Note||The numbered plates are not signed. The frontispieces of Volumes I and IV are both signed as designed and engraved by Rigaud.|
The title-page vignettes of Volumes II and IV are signed as designed and engraved by Soubeyran; that of Volume III, as designed by N. Cochin filius and engraved by Flipart. The headpiece of the dedication in Volume I is signed as designed and engraved by Rigaud; that in Volume III as made by A. Aveline. The headpieces of the text in Volumes I and II are signed as designed and engraved by Rigaud; thos of Volumes III and IV as engraved by Chedel.
The printer is named in the colophon of Volume III: 'De l'Imprimerie de J. Chardon'.
The first part (the first two volumes) is dedicated by the author to 'Messieurs De L'Académie Royale Des Sciences' (now part of the Institut de France); the second part (the third and fourth volumes) is dedicated by him to the Comte D'Argenson.
|Subject||Hydraulics - Civil engineering - France - History - 18th century|
Treatises - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century
|References||B. Marrey, Ecrits d'ingénieurs (1997); A. Picon, Architectes et ingénieurs au siècle des lumières (1988; English tr. by M. Thom 1992); Ted Ruddock, Arch bridges and their builders, 1735-1835 (1979), chap. 4.|
|Binding Note||18th-century sprinkled calf; rebacked in 20th century, with gilt-decorated spines and black morocco spine-labels lettered 'Architecture Hydraulique Tom I (-IV)'.|
|Provenance||Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.|
|Variant Title||Art de conduire, d'elever, et de menager les eaux|
|Contributors|| Jombert, Charles-Antoine, 1712 - 1784, publisher|
Rigaud, Jacques, 1681 - 1754, draughtsman, engraver
Soubeyran, Pierre, 1709 - 1775, draughtsman, engraver
Cochin, Charles-Nicolas, the elder, 1688 - 1754, draughtsman
Flipart, Jean-Charles, ca. 1683 - 1751, engraver
Aveline, Francois Antoine, 1727 - 1780
Chedel, Pierre Quentin, 1705 - 1763, engraver
Chardon, Jacques, 1688 - 1766, printer
Argenson, Marc Pierre de Voyer de Paulmy, comte d', 1696 - 1764, dedicatee
France. Institut de France. dedicatee
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