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    Nicholas Gauger. La Mechanique du Feu oder Kunst Die Würckng des Feuers zu vermehren, und die Kosten davon zu verringern. Mittelst neu-erfundenen Caminen und Ofen, welche dem Rauch nicht unterworffen, vielmehr mit besonderer Commoditè geheitzet, und die Helffte der sonst darzu benöthigten Materialien ersparet werden können. Hannover: Nicholas Förster, 1717. Krown & Spellman retail: $850. 8vo. )(8,A-8,X4.[14],318,[10]pp. Contemp. calf-backed papered boards with vellum tips, spine on leather label, front joint separating. Light even paper aging. Frontispiece by J. Goeree with French title, and 15 folding plates. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    "...one of the earliest works on the techniques of ventilation and heating." Sotheran Cat.

    Gauger (1680-1730) wrote his important work on the mechanics of fireplaces in 1713. He also wrote treatises and thermometers and barometers, light and colors.The importance of proper ventilation for fires was, in an era heated by large indoor fires, is of course, extreemly important. Dt. Museum Libri rari 113. Roller-Goodman I,446. Poggendorf I,852.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    15th Thursday
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