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Fruit-Trees.- Fatio de Duillier (Nicolas) Fruit-Walls Improved, by Inclining them to the Horizon: or, a Way to Build Walls for Fruit-Trees; Whereby they May Receive More Sun Shine, and Heat, than Ordinary, first edition, engraved frontispiece by Gribelin, engraved device to title, head- & tail-pieces, initials and 2 folding plates by Gribelin, with imprimatur on verso of title and errata/advertisement leaf at end of preliminaries, lightly foxed and browned, contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt, spine gilt with red roan label, rubbed, a few scuffs, [Wing F557], 4to, by R. Everingham; and are to be sold by John Taylor..., 1699.

⁂ Nicolas Fatio de Duillier was a Swiss mathematician known for his work on the Zodiacal light problem and for his close working relationship with Sir Isaac Newton. In 1699 he suggested increasing fruit-tree and vine productivity by using sloping walls and later a tracking mechanism which could pivot to follow the sun.

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Fruit-Trees.- Fatio de Duillier (Nicolas) Fruit-Walls

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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