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Pluche, Noel-Antoine [1688-1761]; J. B. De Freval [Translator]
The History of the Heavens, considered according to the notions of the poets and philosophers, compared with the doctrines of Moses. To which is added, A Revisal of the Work
London: Prinied [sic] for J. Osborn; and sold by C. Rivington, C. Davis, T. Longman, T. Astley, S. Austen [and 7 others in London, 1 in Bath], 1741. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes uniformly bound in contemporary full-leather with matching gilt lettered title pieces within spine compartments; firm, square and very presentable in nicely polished condition; contents very clean and tight, not showing any pen-marks and with no loose leaves; all plates present and in very good shape, bright and sharp; also, this copy not from a library so no such stamps or labels; size: 8vo (215mm x 130mm); collation: pp. x, [2], 288, [8] index; 312, [8] index, 1-[92] A Revisal of the Work, and [25] leaves of plates. Provenance: from the collection of the 18th-century naturalist and scientist William Constable, F.R.S., F.S.A. [1721-1791], with his personal bookplate at the front pastedown of both volumes. A very good set indeed with a notable provenance. Scarce.
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