4to. 100 plates over 4 vols. Mounted facsimiles. No text, exclusively made up of plates. Rebound with vellum spine. Original illustrated card boards. Paper label on spine. Boards have suffered from accumulation of dust over the years, and as a result are not quite as bright as they might have been. Vellum of later three volumes has been similarly effected. The contents are bright, clean and complete. One of 100 limited edition copies. Facsimiles from DaVinci’s unpublished manuscripts reproduced from the originals housed in the British Museum. Editied by Édouard Rouveyre, a noted French essayist, editor and bibliophile. Extremely rare.
da Vinci, Leonardo; de Vinci, Leonard, Sciences physico-mathématiques: Manuscrits inédits, reproduits d’après les originaux conservés au British Museum, London, Rouveyre, Édouard, 1901
Mallet, Robert, Great Neapolitan Earthquake of 1857. The First Principles of Observational Seismology. As Developed in the Report to the Royal Society of the Expedition Made By Command of the Society Into the Interior of the Kingdom of Naples, to Investigate Etc… Chapman and Hall 1862