Le Microscope A La Portée De Tout Le Monde. Henry BAKER.
Le Microscope A La Portée De Tout Le Monde.
Le Microscope A La Portée De Tout Le Monde.
A CLASSIC

Le Microscope A La Portée De Tout Le Monde.

Paris, C.-A. Jombert 1754.

8vo. xvii, [iii], 356p. and FIFTEEN FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATES.

Contemporary mottled calf (worn), flat spine and red morocco label gilt, red edges, green silk marker.

First Edition in French, the most popular 18th-century introduction to the field. A Jesuit, the translator Esprit Pezenas (1692-1776) was director of the Marseille observatory, wrote on eclipses, gauging, optics, navigation and navigational astronomy and promoted English contributions to science. Pasted in facing the title is L.-A. Jombert’s printed change of address announcement. In good condition.
¶Nissen, Die zoologische Buchillustration I: 202; Sommervogel-deBacker, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus VI: 648-9,10; see Clay & Court’s The History of the Microscope.

Item #10778

Price: $850.00