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BONAVENTURE, Abat. Amusemens philosophiques sur diverses parties des sciences, et principalement de la physique et des mathématiques. 

Amsterdam / Marseille, Jean Mossy, 1763.

8vo (195x123 mm), (2)-xxxii-564-4 pages and 4 plates.  binding : Beginning of nineteenth-century full sheep, gilt flat spine, title in gilt on lettering-piece, marbled edges. Damaged binding. The first two leaves are partially detached (page with the name of the student who is given the book and the title page). A tear, with small lack, in margin of the plate 3. Some minor staining. 

First edition.

This scientific recreation book is composed of twelve chapters corresponding to different amusements, such as "Sur un miroir placé par Ptolemée Evergetes sur la tour du phared'Alexandrie" and "Recherches & conjectures sur un miroir, dans lequel l'empereur Néron voyoit les combats des gladiateurs", etc.

Price : 200 €

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