LE ROY, David.

Nouvelles Recherches sur le Vaisseau Long des Anciens, sur Les Voiles Latines, et sur les Moyens de Diminuer les Dangers que courent les Navigateurs; Lues a l’Academie des Belles-Lettres, a la rentree publique de Paques, annee 1786: servant de suite a l’Ouvrage qui a pour titre: Les Navires des Anciens, &c.

A Paris Chez les Libraires

Sole edition, 8vo., folding engraved plate, some light waterstains, (4), 52pp., uncut copy in original marbled paper wrappers.


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A very rare and important publication by the French Architect and Archaeologist Julien David Le Roy, (1724-1803) being the subject of lecture that he gave to the Academy of Belles-Lettres at Easter in 1786. on New Research into the Long Ships of the Ancients with a view to reduce the dangers inherent to Mariners. In the text he touches on Chines Junks and Captain James Cook. Le Roy had a major impact on Architectural Theory and Padagogy in the 18th Century.