Item Details

Dictionnaire Raisonne de Physique. [in three volumes] with Observations sur les Nouvelles Découvertes Aërostatiques, er sur la probabilité de pouvoir diriger les Ballons. De l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Maître de Physique & d'Histoire Naturelle des Enfants de France, Professeur Royal de Physique expérimentale au College Royal de Navarre, & Censeur Royal.

Paris: Leboucher & Lamy, 1781-1784. [First Edition]. Full Calf. Translation to English: Dictionary of Physics. UNIVERSITY OF S. MARIA PORTUS S'ALUTlS, ex libris stamp on title, v.1. Volume 2 bound with (in English) WITH OBSERVATIONS ON NEW AEROSTATIC DISCOVERIES AND ON THE PROBABILITY OF BEING ABLE TO DIRECT BALLOONS]. [COMPLETE 3 FLIGHTS] BALLOONING.
Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806) was a French zoologist and natural philosopher. He held the chair of physics at the College of Navarre, and from 1759 was a member of the Academy of Sciences. A significant work involving the "specific weight of bodies" was his Pesanteur Spécifique des Corps (1787).[4] In his investigations of electricity. Very Good+. Scuffing and peeling to boards, mild head and tail wear, evidence of wormholes, worming (board and block), some toning, foxing, otherwise tight, bright, and unmarred. Full calf over boards, gilt decorations, fleurons/spine labels (v.3 missing), marbled circular endpapers. 3 volumes ; ornamentation, xvi, 708 pp, 769 pp + supple (atlas) + errata, + illus.; 90 engraved plates, fold-outs. Item #11178

Price: $2,000.00

See all items in Science & Technology
See all items by