At the origin of the development of the mining industry in France and modern mineralogy – Jars 1774

At the origin of the development of the mining industry in France and modern mineralogy – Jars 1774

1800 euros

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1774

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Bookshop, Scientific, Scientific Books, Early Technology, Mineralogy & Gemmology

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At the origin of the development of the mining industry in France and modern mineralogy

 

JARS (Gabriel), Voyages métallurgiques, ou recherches et observations sur les mines et forges de fer, la fabrication de l’acier, celle du fer-blanc, & plusieurs mines de charbon de terre, faites depuis l’année 1757 jusques & compris 1769, en Allemagne, Suède, Norvege, Angleterre & Ecosse […], Paris, Cellot, Jombert aîné et Jombert jeune, 1774-1780-1781.

3 volumes 4to, I. XXXII, 363-[369]-371-416 pages and10 plates ; II. XXVIII, 612 pages and 28 plates ; III. VIII, 568 pages and 14 plates ; contemporary marbled calf, gilt spine with raised bands, red morocco title labels. 

 

Uncommon first edition, complete in three uniformly-bound volumes, of this work on the most important mining industry in France during the second half of the 18th century. It was published by the author’s brother after his death in 1769.

The book is illustrated with 52 plates representing the furnaces and machines necessary for the industrial exploitation of mines as well as mineralogical instruments, geological maps, sectional views of mines, etc.

 

”Métallurgiste et ingénieur français, Gabriel Jars (1732-1769) est à l’origine du développement de l’industrie minière en France au XVIIIe siècle. Pour enrichir ses connaissances dans ce domaine, il partit en 1757 avec Duhamel du Monceau pour visiter les mines de Saxe, d’Autriche et de Hongrie. A partir de 1765, il fut chargé seul d’examiner les mines d’Angleterre et d’Ecosse, puis son frère se joint à lui, l’année suivante, pour ses travaux en Norvège, en Suède, en Belgique et en Hollande. Il fut nommé à son retour en 1768 membre de l’Académie des Sciences.” (Hoefer).

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