ou traité pratique de la construction des vaisseaux
by Henri Louis Duhamel De Monceau.
Paris, Charles Antoine Jombert, 1752.
4to. pp[iv] lv 420 (in fact 416 as page numbering jumps from 356 to 361), .
complete with the 25 folding or double-page plates on 23 sheets, 27 separately numbered pages of tables, engraved frontispiece, title-vignette and ten head-pieces by Ozanne.
a little marking, and light water stain to lower corner of pp273-276, but generally a clean and crisp copy in contemporary calf boards with modern calf spine. original marbled end-papers retained, with additional end-papers inserted.
a landmark volume in the literature of naval architecture and shipbuilding, identified as the first practical manual for those wishing to pursue a career in naval construction