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Switzer, Stephen 1682?-1745

Works: 86 works in 378 publications in 2 languages and 3,246 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: AC4, 330
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The practical fruit-gardener being the best and newest method of raising, planting, and pruning all sorts of fruit-trees, agreeably to the experience and practice of the most eminent gardeners and nursery-men by Stephen Switzer ( )
38 editions published between 1724 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to a general system of hydrostaticks and hydraulicks Philosophical and Practical. Wherein The most reasonable and advantageous Methods of raising and conducting Water, for the watering Noblemens and Gentlemens Seats, Buildings, Gardens, &c. are carefully (and in a Manner not yet publish'd in any Language) laid down. Containing in General A Physico-Mechanical Enquiry into the Original and Rise of Springs, and of all the Hypotheses relating thereto; as also the Principles of Water-Works, and the Draughts and Descriptions of some of the best Engines for raising and distributing Water, for the Supply of Country Seats, Cities, Towns corporate, &c. Deduc'd from the Theory of Archimedes, Gallileo, Torricelli, Boyle, Wallis, Plot, Hook, Marriotte, Desaguliers, Derham, Hawksbee, and others. Reduc'd to Practice by Vitruvius, Bockler, de Caus, and other Architects amongst the ancient Romans, Italians, French, Flemmings, and Dutch, and much improv'd by later Practice and Experience. Illustrated and Explain'd by Sixty Copper Cuts, done by the best Hands, of the Principles which tend to the Explanation of the whole, and of rural Grotesque, and cheap Designs for Reservoirs, Cataracts and Cascades of Water, Canals, Basins, Fountains, &c. Collected from the best of the Italian and French Designs (together with some new ones of the Author's own Invention) few of which have ever appear'd in Books of Hydrostaticks, &c. In Two Volumes. By Stephen Switzer by Stephen Switzer ( )
17 editions published between 1729 and 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nobleman Gentleman, and Gardener's Recreation: or, an introduction to gardening, planting, agriculture, and the other business and pleasures of a country life. By Stephen Switzer by Stephen Switzer ( Book )
15 editions published between 1715 and 2005 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to a general system of hydrostaticks and hydraulicks, philosophical and practical by Stephen Switzer ( Book )
24 editions published between 1729 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An universal system of water and water-works philosophical and practical. In four books. Faithfully digested, from the most approv'd writers on this subject, by Stephen Switzer. Containing I. An Historical Account of the Chief Water-Works that were and are remarkable in Ancient and Modern Times ; more particularly the Roman Aqueducts, &c. and the Honour they have contributed to the respective Places where they have been used. II. The Different Hypotheses which have been laid down concerning the Original and Rise of Springs ; of the Good and Bad Properties of Water ; the Best Manner of Discovering and Searching for Springs ; and the Taking of True Levels, in order for the Conducting Water to its several intended Uses. III. Hydrostatical Experiments (relating to the Motion of Water) selected from the Most-Celebrated Foreign and English Authors, more particularly Boyle, Hooke, Wallis, Lowthorpe, &c. Also the full Description and Uses of Mechanical Engines for the Forcing Water to great Heights, and applying the same to the Watering Gentlemens Seats and Gardens, in a better Manner than any hitherto extant. IV. Some Curious Disquisitions concerning the Vacuum of the Ancients ; the Gravitation of Fluids ; the Elasticity, Dilatation, and Compression of Air ; the best Methods of Conveying Water, and for making Reservoirs, Basons, Cascades, Cataracts, Rural Grotesque Canals, Fountains, and all Kinds of Ornamental Water-Works. V.A Collection of Desions for this Purpose from the most eminent Masters, finely Engraven on Sixty Copper-Plates. In two volumes by Stephen Switzer ( )
2 editions published in 1734 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Schwitzer, Stephan 1682-1745
Switzer, Stephan 1682-1745
English (249)
German (2)