Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1956. First Thus. brown cloth, red lettering, binding very good, pages clean, Illustrated with facsimiles of 17 copperplates from the original 1722 edition. 395 pages, indexed. near fine / near fine, protected in archival sleeve. Item #5557953
Introduction and Notes by Cyril Stanley Smith. Translated from the 1722 edition. "One of the great intellectual attempts of the eighteenth century was to make science effective -- to channel scientific knowledge into technological achievement. To that end, R. A. F. de Reaumur made a singular and uniques contribution when, in 1722, he published his Memoirs on Steel and Iron--- the first significant book devoted to the economically important iron and steel industry."