Paris: Nicolas Langlois, 1688.
First edition. Illustrated with 11 folding engraved plates and one text engraving. 12mo. Surveyer's Handbook. Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, joints cracked but sound, interior fine. Item #28744
Bullet (1639-1716), "Architecte du Roy," was the author of the often reprinted L'ARCHITECTURE PRATIQUE (1691), which became a standard (v. Fowler, pp. 69-70) for the next 100 years. Bullet's Traité is similarly written in a spirit of pure practicality, treating that branch of surveying known as levelling, and illustrated with wonderful engravings.
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