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[DUPIN (Baron Pierre Charles François)]. Voyages dans la Grande-Bretagne, Entrepris Relativement aux Services Publics de la Guerre, de la Marine, et des Ponts et Chaussées, en 1816, 1817, 1818 et 1819.1820

Paris: Bachelier, 6 Parts in three 4to volumes (255 x 205 mm), plus folio atlas plate volume (335 x 265 mm), xv, [1], 280, viii, [2], 274; xxxii, 290, ix, [1], 288; xvi, 282, vi, 290pp., plus atlas volume with 3 title pages and 36 plates, all lithographed and double-page, marbled endpapers and edges, cont. polished calf, flat spine with morocco lettering pieces, the remainder tooled in a gilt latticed pattern, a couple of minor worm holes to joints but a fine set in remarkable condition. Baron Pierre Charles François Dupin (178-1873) was a French Catholic mathematician, engineer, economist and politician, particularly known for work in the field of mathematics. In 1816, after some difficulty, Dupin was allowed to visit Great Britain to study its commerce and industry. This work is the result which placed him in the foremost rank of statisticians. "In the following work, I have endeavoured to exhibit the full extent of the Military and Naval Forces which the government of Great Britain can bring into the field, or launch upon the ocean... My observations on these subjects were derived from a residence of five years in England; during which time I was constantly employed in visiting and viewing every object and institution worthy of notice relative to the British Army and Navy." Volume 1: Force Militaire. First edition. Volume 2: Force Navale. First edition. Volume 3: Force Commerciale. Second edition. Provenance: Colonel Douglas-Mercer, Scots Fusilier Guards, bookplate. Brunet II, 893; Poggendorff I, 62.

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