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 French. Noël Antoine Pluche.

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 French

London: Printed for R. Franklin, in Covent-Garden; C. Davis, in Pater-noster-row; and J. Pemberton, in Fleet-Street, 1740. The Third Edition, Corrected. Leather bound. 368pp. Sextodecimo [17 cm] in full brown calf with raised spine bands, gilt-stamped red morocco spine label, and double gilt ruled borders on spine and boards. With an engraved frontispiece and twenty-eight plates and fold-outs (a handful of them neatly colored in by a contemporary owner). Good only. Front board attached by just one cord, rubbing and wear to leather; contemporary ink name on title page, contemporary ink gift inscription on title page verso bleeding through to recto; light dampstain to lower corners of last few gatherings. Item #44514

French priest Noël Antoine Pluche’s Spectacle de la Nature is an early example of popular science, with a Christian slant. This volume is primarily concerned with light, astronomy, and the microscope and telescope.

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