NOUVELLES RECREATIONS PHYSIQUES ET MATHEMATIQUES: contenant ce qui a été imaginé de plus curieux dans ce genre & ce qui se découvre journellement: auxquelles on a joint leurs causes, leurs effets, la maniere de les construire, & l'amusement qu'on en peut tirer pour étonner & surprendre agréablement. Edme Gilles GUYOT, attributed to.

NOUVELLES RECREATIONS PHYSIQUES ET MATHEMATIQUES: contenant ce qui a été imaginé de plus curieux dans ce genre & ce qui se découvre journellement: auxquelles on a joint leurs causes, leurs effets, la maniere de les construire, & l'amusement qu'on en peut tirer pour étonner & surprendre agréablement

Paris: L'Auteur [Guyot] & Gueffier, 1772-1775. Second Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Eight parts bound into 4 octavo (5-1/4" x 8") volumes in contemporary half calf over paste-paper boards, spines gilt with gilt morocco lettered labels, decorative endpapers. Illustrated with 99 (all but 5 are Hand-Colored) full-page illustrations (3 folding) and 2 engraved tables. Guyot, 1706-1786, first published this famous compilation in 1769. It was a very popular collection of scientific and magical experiments and went through a number of editions, translated into several languages. This is apparently the second edition and is expanded with more material and plates than the first printing. At the end of each part is a price list for the purchase of the apparatus necessary for the demonstrations. HONEYMAN 1584. An 1816 French school presentation bookplate on the front pastedown of the first volume. Spine of first volume darkened by dampstain and worn at head of spine and back cover, corners worn, volume label missing from Volume I; dampstains in Volume I, endleaves of Volume II slightly bent at edge, minor dampstains in Volumes II and III. Still, quite a nice set. Good. Item #020252

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