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Bethencourt y Molina, Augustin (1760-1826)

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Collectanea: Science I. Eleven short works. Mostly Authors' holograph MSS
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About this work


Descrizione d'una machina per tagliare i spini, e le altre piante aquatiche che chiudono i canali, ed i fiumi navigabili. Illustrated by a full page pen and wash drawing of the machine. Written by the same hand as No. 1727 (1) [Maniera] and part of No. 1727 (5) [O'Reilly] with which it was originally bound as part of a larger volume.



Physical description

6ll 6 ll. folio. 261/2 x 191/2 cm.. Modern paper covers.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1934.

Biographical note

The author was a distinguished Spanish engineer and in 1806 Inspector of Roads and Bridges. Refusing to serve under the French, he went to Russia and built many roads and bridges, attaining the rank of general.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Location of duplicates

Translated from Vol. V. of the 'Annales des Arts et Manufactures', Paris, 1801.

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