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ARCHIVES DES DECOUVERTES ET DES INVENTIONS NOUVELLES. Archives des découvertes et des inventions nouvelles, faites dans les Sciences, les Arts et les Manufactures, tant en France que dans les pays étrangers. 

Paris, Treuttel et Würtz, 1809-1828.

Tweenty 8vo (203x127 mm), vol. 1: x-528 pages / vol. 2: vi-501 pages / vol. 3: (4)-530 pages / vol. 4: (4)-542 pages / vol. 5: (4)-539 pages / vol. 6: (4)-482 pages / vol. 7: (4)-456 pages / vol. 8: (4)-428 pages / vol. 9: (4)-483 pages / vol. 10: (4)-478 pages / vol. 11: (4)-490 pages / vol. 12: (4)-526 pages / vol. 13: (4)-546 pages / vol. 14: (4)-587 pages / vol. 15: (4)-559 pages / vol. 16: (4))-584 pages / vol. 17: (4)-604 pages / vol. 18: (4)-579 pages / vol. 19: (4)-589 pages / vol. 20: (4)-508 pages.  binding : Contemporary marbled paper boards, flat spine, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Old repairs on the half-title page and pages v-vi of volume 1, and on the half-title page of volume 12. Caps and corners slightly chipped.

First edition. Rare series of this publication.

These twenty volumes are the beginning of collection of the "Archives des découvertes et des inventions nouvelles", from the years 1808 to 1827 (its publication stops in 1841). The editors's will is to index and classify new discoveries made in France and abroad.
Each volume contains extracts from scientific journals such as the "Annales de chimie", the "Bibliothèque britannique", the "Bibliothèque universelle de Genève", the "Bulletin de la Société d'encouragement", etc .... The articles are divided into two sections: Science (Natural Sciences, Physics, Medicine, Mathematics) and Arts (Fine Arts, Industrial Arts, Agriculture). This distribution is slightly modified over the years.
The part on Physics is developed. It is divided into several parts: physics, chemistry, electricity and galvanism, optics and meteorology.
In these volumes, the discoveries of the most famous physicists are mentioned : Ampere, Arago, Biot, Brewster, Fresnel, Malus, Poisson, Laplace, Fourier, Haüy, Dulong, Petit, Faraday, Davy, etc.

Price : 500 €

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