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RECHERCHES SUR LES MORTIERS. J.L. VICAT. PARIS. 1818. 1ST ED.

RECHERCHES SUR LES MORTIERS. J.L. VICAT. PARIS. 1818. 1ST ED.


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Books: Bindings: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1279552
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RECHERCHES EXPERIMENTALES SUR LES CHAUX DE CONSTRUCTION, LES BETONS ET LES MORTIERS ORDINAIRES; PAR L. J. VICAT, ANCIEN ELEVE DE L'ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, INGENIEUR DU CORPS ROYAL DES PONTS ET CHAUSEES DE FRANCE. Paris: Chez Goujon, Libraire De LL.AA.RR.Mme La Duchesse De Berry Et La Duchesse D'Orleans, Rue Du Bac, No 33, M.DCCC.XVIII. (1818). 4to. Bound in 3/4 leather with red leather label on gilt-lettered spine. FIRST EDITION. Louis Joseph Vicat's (1786-1861) published work which led to the invention of artificial cement. Vicat's son Joseph Vicat founded Vicat Cement in 1853, a company that is still in business today. Vicat's name is one of 72 inscribed on the Eiffel Tower. A fine copy. Provenance: ex collection Dr. Geoffrey J.C. Frohnsdorff.