- Librairie: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn (Danimarca)
- Thèmes: Technology & Craftmanship<br>Chemistry<br>Militaria
- Poids de l'envoi: 1.000 g
Paris, L'Imprimerie Royale, 1826. Contemp. hcalf. Gilt spine. Gilt lettering. A paperlabel pasted on lower part of spine. Stamps on title-page. Offprint/ Extrait from "Annales Maritimes. - Décembre 1825". (2),177 pp., 6 folded engraved plates. ¶ Scarce offprint-edition (printed the same year in Annales as the first book-edition) of Montgéry's notable work on the mechanics, chemistry and useability of rockets in warfare.
"Montgérys investigations of pyrotechnics led him to do research into the war rockets of William Congreve and to the production of what may be the first documented history of rocketry, Traité des fusées de guerre (1825). Known throughout Europe, it became the standard work on the subject, appeared in serial form in several official journals, and was republished in 1841. Montgérys coverage was exhaustive and analytical, particularly in his treatment of rocket physics."(DSB).