Antoine Pluche - Le spectacle de la nature ou entretiens sur.., Tome quatrième, troisième partie - 1746

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Antoine Pluche - Le spectacle de la nature ou entretiens sur.., Tome quatrième, troisième partie - 1746
Geïllustreerd, Natuurlijke historie, Wetenschap (algemeen) - Aantal: 1 - Boek

Volume IV: Third part: Contenant ce qui regarde le ciel & les liaisons des différentes parties de l'Univers avec les besoins de l'homme.
Illustrated with plates showing, among other things, a solar eclipse, twilight, the horizon, the refraction of light, a world map, the constellations, the Phoenician colonies, Greece, Ptolemy's map, the armillary sphere, the compass, the seasons...

The binding is in very well preserved condition. Some inconsequential water stains in the text and on the engravings.
Duodecimo, period marbled full calfskin binding, ribbed spine adorned with gilded compartments and fleurons, the title and volume number labels are missing, red edges, gilded fillet rolls on the cover edges.

28 out of text plates (some are detached) and a frontispiece drawn by Boucher and engraved by Le Bas.

Noël-Antoine Pluche (born in 1688 and died in 1761), more commonly known as Abbé Pluche was a French priest famous for his 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 et à leur former l'esprit... which was published for the first time in 1732 and quickly translated into all European languages. There were large number of more or less abridged adaptations. The impact of this book was considerable and it can be considered a bestseller. It inspired many to become naturalists.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Geïllustreerd, Natuurlijke historie, Wetenschap (algemeen)
Auteur/ Illustrator
Antoine Pluche
Boektitel
Le spectacle de la nature ou entretiens sur.., Tome quatrième, troisième partie
Staat
Zeer goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1746
Druk
Herdruk
Taal
Frans
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
A Paris chez la veuve Estienne et fils
Band
Leder
Aantal pagina‘s.
599
Afmetingen
17×10 cm
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