EXPERIENCES DE PHYSIQUE [CT 2 VOLS]

By: Polinire, Pierre De.

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B&W Illustrations; 19 engraved plates. [40], 398, [8]; [8], 382, [24] pages, including half-titles. 2 volumes. 12mo, 165x94 mm, contemporary mottled calf gilt; some plates toned, dampstaining in lower outer corners of Volume 2 opening leaves. Paris: Gissey et al. , 1734 Fourth edition of a work originally published in 1709, based on the author's lectures at the University of Paris, containing detailed descriptions of 116 experiments. An account of various electrical experiments with magnets. Pierre Poliniere was one of the earliest in France to present public lectures on experimental natural philosophy, and one of the first on the continent to advocate Newton's theory of colour. His Experiences de physique of 1709 contains a hundred experiments to do with the weight and elasticity of air, chemistry, hydrostatics, sound magnetism, light and colour. DSB XI, 67-68. PROVENANCE-Astronomy and Science Books from the Collection of Martin C. Gutzwiller.

Title: EXPERIENCES DE PHYSIQUE [CT 2 VOLS]

Author Name: Polinire, Pierre De.

Categories: Astronomy,

Edition: Fourth Edition

Publisher: Paris, Clouzier, Bordelet, Gissey: 1734

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 35013