An introduction to a general system of hydrostaticks and hydraulicks, Philosophical and Practical. Wherein The most reasonable and advantageous Methods of raising and conducting Water, for the watering Noblemens and Gentlemens Seats, Buildings, Gardens, &c. are carefully (and in a Manner not yet publish'd in any Language) laid down. Containing in General A Physico-Mechanical Enquiry into the Original and Rise of Springs, and of all the Hypotheses relating thereto; as also the Principles of Water-Works, and the Draughts and Descriptions of some of the best Engines for raising and distributing Water, for the Supply of Country Seats, Cities, Towns corporate, &c. Deduc'd from the Theory of Archimedes, Gallileo, Torricelli, Boyle, Wallis, Plot, Hook, Marriotte, Desaguliers, Derham, Hawksbee, and others. Reduc'd to Practice by Vitruvius, Bockler, de Caus, and other Architects amongst the ancient Romans, Italians, French, Flemmings, and Dutch, and much improv'd by later Practice and Experience. Illustrated and Explain'd by Sixty Copper Cuts, done by the best Hands, of the Principles which tend to the Explanation of the whole, and of rural Grotesque, and cheap Designs for Reservoirs, Cataracts and Cascades of Water, Canals, Basins, Fountains, &c. Collected from the best of the Italian and French Designs (together with some new ones of the Author's own Invention) few of which have ever appear'd in Books of Hydrostaticks, &c. In Two Volumes. By Stephen Switzer.
printed for T. Astley, at the Rose, S. Austen, at the Angel in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and L. Gilliver, at Homer's Head against St. Dunstan's Church, Fleetstreet,
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|Item Description:||The pagination continues from vol.1 to vol.2, but is irregular.|
Reproduction of original from British Library.
|Physical Description:||2v.,plates : ill. ; 4⁰.|
|Access:||Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.|
|Place of Publication:||Great Britain -- England -- London.|