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Recherch Statistiques sur la Ville de Paris et le Dpartement de la Seine.

Recueil de Tableaux Dresss et Runis d'aprs les Ordres de Monsieur le Comte de Chabrol, Conseiller d'tat, Prfet du Dpartement.

For 1821, 1823, 1826 and 1829

Attributed to Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier

1833 - Paris - L'Imprimerie Royale

10.5" by 8.5", lxxxviii, 59 tables; xxviii, 104 tables, 30pp; xxxi, 132 tables, 49pp; xlviii, 145 tables, 86pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A scarce collection of four volumes of Recherchs Statistiques sur la Ville de Paris et le Dpartement de la Seine. Recueil de Tableaux Dresss et Runis d'aprs les Ordres de Monsieur le Comte de Chabrol, Conseiller d'tat, Prfet du Dpartement.

Consisting of numerous tables of statistics including some that fold-out fifty-nine tables to volume one; one hundred and four tables to volume two; one hundred and thirty-two tables to volume three and one hundred and forty-five tables to volume four. With reports and memoirs to rear of three volumes.

Twelfth edition.

In French.

Statistical research on the City of Paris and the Department of the Seine. Compendium of of tables together and prepared according to the orders of the Count de Chabrol, State Councilor, Prefect of the Department.

Comte Gilbert Joseph Gaspard de Chabrol de Volvic (1773 - 1843) was a French official. Graduating from an cole Polytechnique in 1794, he was named prefect of the Seine (and thus Prefect of Paris) by Napoleon in 1812, an office he held until 1833. He is to be credited with paving several of Paris's streets and boulevards, the creation of pavements, and the gradual conversion of city lighting to gaslight. He also created and financed the cole d'Architecture et de Sculpture de Volvic.

This work is attributed to Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768 - 1830) a French  mathematician and physicist best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their applications to problems of heat transfer and vibrations. The Fourier transform and Fourier's Law are also named in his honour. Fourier is also generally credited with the discovery of the greenhouse effect.

With presentation labels for the Statistical Society of London to half title to Volume IV.

Previous owner's copperplate ink inscription to half title to volume two.

CONDITION

In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and occasional marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with foxing to endpapers and institutional ink stamps and slight handling marks, some volumes with scattered foxing, occasional slight tidemarks and marks to pages. With the odd closed tear and repairs to title of volume three.

Overall: GOOD


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