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Lot 1164: FAGGOT, J. Förbättring på kornhus byggnad uti kopparstycken förestald. Stoc

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

16 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: FAGGOT, J. Förbättring på kornhus byggnad uti kopparstycken förestald. Stockholm, Royal Printing Office, 1758. (4) 52 pp. W. additional engr. ti. within large ornamental border & 5 double-p. engr. plates. 4°. 19th c. hcf. (Upper joint partly split, spine chafed, margins of plates cut chortly in plaes, engr. title w. marginal traces of glue, some foxing). Jacob Faggot (1669-1777) was a prominent scientist, director of the Surveyor’s association and of the Swedish statistical office, member and later secretary of the Swedish Academy. This book contains the description of a new storehouse for cereals, which is also provided of an elevator. The section of the building was a square one, with several cylindric locals to keep cereals and a staircase in the middle to reach the upper floor where the elevator was located. The material of which the storehouse was built was chosen from stone or bricks, in contrast to the general habit to build these agricultural commodities in wood. - First and only edition. Poggendorff I, 714-715.
Estimated Price: € 200

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