Le spectacle de la nature ou entretiens sur les particularités de l'histoire naturelle
by PLUCHE, Noël Antoine
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1768 Astronomy Galileo Botany Illustrated Navigation Optics 8v Pluche Spectacle Noël-Antoine Pluche was an early 18th-century French priest and historian who is most remembered today for his landmark work of natural history 'Spectacle of Nature'. While this work would have significant influence on botanists and naturalists, Pluche designed the work to be for the general population, not of scientific merit. There was a time when Pluche himself called it 'La physique des enfants' or 'physics of the children'. The main themes portrayed in this work are not simply of the physical, natural world. Take for instance the first volume – Pluche writes, "We are here only to be virtuous" – a moral vision on how we are to live. 'Spectacle' became a pragmatic work of theology through the lens of plants, animals, and the natural world. The volumes themselves contain numerous full-page and folding engravings – views of animals and plants, astronomy and navigational tools, science experiments, machines, and much, much more. Item number: #21875 Price: $950 PLUCHE, Noël Antoine Le spectacle de la nature ou entretiens sur les particularités de l'histoire naturelle A Paris : Chez la veuve Estienne, 1768. Details: • Collation Complete with all pages; 8 volumes o Volumes 1-6, 8-9 o 178 full-page and folding engravings throughout • Provenance: Stamp – G. Teyras de Grandval • Language: French • Binding: Leather; tight and secure • Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 21875 Photos available upon request.
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- PLUCHE, Noël Antoine
- Leather; tight and secure
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- 1768 Astronomy Galileo Botany Illustrated Navigation Optics 8v Pluche Spectacle, rare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian
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