Der auf vieljährige Erfahrung gegründete Kunst- und Brunnenmeister in allen seinen praktischen Verrichtungen ... Hand - und Taschenbuch zum Selbstunterricht ...

Quedlinburg and Leipzig, Druck und Verlag Gottfr[ied] Basse, 1840.

8vo, pp. viii, 72, with 26 litho plates (2 very large and folding and made up of two sheets); a fine copy in contemporary grey marbled boards, blue speckled edges.

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First edition of a manual teaching hydraulics and well engineering; written and compiled by Marius Wölfer, a retired Saxonian district surveyor, who specialized in these handbooks which were technically up to date, furnished with fine plates, and distilled not only German know-how but also that found in contemporary English or French publications. Over a period of fifteen years Wölfer published more than twenty works, often used as pattern books, pertaining to the building trade.

Not in Engelmann, Bibliotheca Mecanico-Technologica.

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