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Histoire de l' Academie Royale des Sciences. Annee M. DCCXXI. Avec le memoires de mathematique & de physique, pour la meme annee. Tires des registres de cette academie.
de l'imprimerie Royale, Paris 1723 - 4to. pp. [6], 108, 324. Engraved frontispiece and 16 fold-out plates – 3 of which are maps (2 maps of the Caspian Sea region and 1 map showing the retreat of the Greek Ten-Thousand from their expedition against Persia. Other plates contain botanical, geometrical and mechanical illustrations. Occasional diagrams are also printed with the text. Re-backed preserving original mottled calf boards – leather is well-worn, rubbed and crackling but treated to prevent further deterioration; board edges are restored. Some of the gilt outer border on front and rear boards is restored. Interior is generally clean with some scattered light marginal foxing. Several pages show moderate toning / foxing. Occasional minor marginal chips; tiny marginal tear on frontis neatly sealed; 50 mm tear carefully sealed on one of the Caspian map plates. One plate edge overlaps the text block. Provenance: Appears to be the gilt coat of arms of John 2nd Duke of Montagu on both the front and the rear covers. The arms incorporate those of his wife Lady Mary Churchill, daughter of Sir John Churchill the 1st Duke of Marlborough. Montague was a member of the Royal Society and Knight of the Garter. (Photos on request). Library ticket on verso of front end paper. Annual publication of the French Academie Royale des Sciences for the year 1721. Includes articles on physics, anatomy, chemistry, botany, algebra, geometry, astronomy, geography and mechanics by leading scientists of the time – i.e. Jean Jacques Mairan, Jacques Cassini, Pierre Varignon, Jacques Eugene de Louville, Rene Antoine Reaumur, Sebastien Vaillant, and others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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