Spectacle de la Nature: Or, Nature Display'd. Being Discourses On Such Particulars of Natural History As were thought most proper To Excite the Curiosity and Form the Minds of Youth. Illustrated with Copper Plates. Vol. IV. Translated from the Original Fr

Spectacle de la Nature: Or, Nature Display'd. Being Discourses On Such Particulars of Natural History As were thought most proper To Excite the Curiosity and Form the Minds of Youth. Illustrated with Copper Plates. Vol. IV. Translated from the Original Fr

Pluche, NoŽl Antoine

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Printed for R. Franklin, in Covent-Garden; C. Davis, in Pater-noster-row; and J. Pemberton, in Fleet-Street
Date Published: 1740
Edition: The Third Edition, Corrected
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 44514

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368pp. Sextodecimo [17 cm] Brown leather with raised bands, a red gilt stamped leather spine label, and double gilt ruled borders on the spine and covers. With an engraved frontispiece and twenty-eight plates and fold-outs (a handful of them have been neatly colored in by a contemporary owner). Good. The front cover is hanging on by just one cord, and the spine and covers are rubbed. There is a contemporary gift inscription on the verso of the title page, that has bled through to the front of the title page. The terminal pages have light damp stains.

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Le spectacle de la nature, was published in eight volumes between 1732 and 1750. Subjects include The Propagation of Light, The Ways of Light and the Wonders of Vision, The Colours, and The Theory of Fire. With "Spectacle de la Nature. The Sequel of the Fourth Volume. Containing the History of Experimental Physics," containing material on the zodiac, compass and telescope.