Abbé Pluche - Le spectacle de la nature: L'étude du ciel, l'invention du Zodiaque, le Télescope, le Microscope - 1743

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Abbé Pluche - Le spectacle de la nature: L'étude du ciel, l'invention du Zodiaque, le Télescope, le Microscope - 1743
Astronomy, Illustrated, Reference works, Science (general), Topography, Travels - Quantity: 1 - Illustrated book of 29 engravings. - Book

Abbé Pluche - Le spectacle de la nature ou entretiens sur les particularités de l’histoire naturelle, qui ont paru les plus propres à rendre les jeunes-gens curieux, & à leur former l’esprit - Volume 4 alone - Paris, published by la veuve Estienne, 1739 - 599 pages - period marbled full calfskin binding - duodecimo - 10 x 17 cm.

Condition: Crowns in good condition, the start of a split on the joints, strong hinges, blunt corners, ribbed spine adorned with gilded fleurons and with garnet morocco title and volume number label, some foxing and browning, speckled edges. This volume 4 is complete.

Book illustrated with a frontispiece and 28 plates including 14 fold-outs.

Contents of this volume 4: L'étude du ciel. Histoire de la physique expérimentale : l'invention du Zodiaque. La découverte de l'étoile polaire. L'invention des globes. La boussole. La découverte des Indes orientales et occidentales. Le renouvellement des sciences. Le Télescope. Le microscope.

Copy in good condition.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Astronomy, Illustrated, Reference works, Science (general), Topography, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Abbé Pluche
Book Title
Le spectacle de la nature: L'étude du ciel, l'invention du Zodiaque, le Télescope, le Microscope
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1743
Edition
Reprint
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Leather
Extras
Illustrated book of 29 engravings.
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