[Abbé Noël-Antoine Pluche] - Histoire du ciel considéré selon les idées des poëtes, des philosophes et de Moïse - 1740

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[Abbé Noël-Antoine Pluche] - Histoire du ciel considéré selon les idées des poëtes, des philosophes et de Moïse - 1740
Astronomy, Esotericism, History, Religion, Science (general) - Quantity: 2 - tipped in plates - Book

Two 12mo volumes: XIX-[1]-456 + [2]-495-[3]-143 pages

The original edition of the Histoire du ciel was published in Paris in 1739. This is a new impression in two parts, one dealing with the origin of the Greek sphere according to the Warburton system and the history of divinities, the other containing the analysis of the ideas of ancient philosophers.

Complete with 25 interesting (sometimes weird) copper-plates, including the frontispiece representing Democritus; they show figures and objects of worship related to Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythologies.

The second volume includes the Supplement to the History of Heaven, with its title proper to the date of 1741, which is a response to the criticisms received by Pluche after the publication of his book.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Astronomy, Esotericism, History, Religion, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
[Abbé Noël-Antoine Pluche]
Book Title
Histoire du ciel considéré selon les idées des poëtes, des philosophes et de Moïse
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1740
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
The Hague: Neaulme
Binding/ Material
Leather
Extras
tipped in plates
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