Histoire de l'academie royale des sciences...depuis son etablissement en 1666. jusqu'a 1699.

Paris: Gabriel Martin, Jean-Baptiste Coignard, Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1733. 11 volumes in 14, 4to, engraved frontispiece, engraved title page, diagrams and illustrations within text; 242 engraved plates (mostly folding, depicting natural history, animals, mathematics, physics, and astronomy), all edges marbled; minor worming in corners to some leaves, map on p. 180 of v. 7 has old tape repair, else plates are fine and bright; extremities rather scuffed and worn, some hinges starting, vol. 9 quite defective back cover with loss of 2/3 of leather as well as small section of upper cover; in all, a good set in contemporary full calf with gilt rules and fleurons in corners of covers, gilt-lettered morocco labels on spine with raised bands, elaborately decorated in gilt. Item #46390

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