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Author
[SCIENCE]
Title
La Physique Illustrée ou exposition facile des principes de cette science et de leurs rapports avec ses applications concernant les propriétés générales des matières, la statique, la mécanique, l'hydrostatique, les gaz, la théorie de la lumière, du son
Published
Bruxelles: Kiessling et Compagnie, 1860.
Description
30 pp. 11 loose hand-coloured plates, with 250 illustrations. 4to., self wrappers, in publishers blind and gilt stamped illustrated chemise. A fine copy of this imaginative work on physics. The eleven plates have a marvellous sense of whimsy, and are reminiscent of children's teaching boards. Each plate deals with a single field such as acoustics, light, electricity, optics and magnetism with multiple illustrations. RARE book, no copies listed in OCLC. In good condition.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Physique Illustree. Proprietes Generales des Corps. (37 figs)
2. Physique Illustree. Equilibre des Solides. (30 figs)
3. Physique Illustree. Mouvement des Solides. (25 figs)
4. Physique Illustree. Equilibre des Liquids. (25 figs)
5. Physique Illustree. Mouvement des Liquides. (13 figs)
6. Physique Illustree. Equilibre et Mouvement de L'Air. (17 figs)
7. Physique Illustree. Acoustique. (20 figs)
8. Physique Illustree. Lumiere. (34 figs)
9. Physique Illustree. Electricite. (18 figs)
10. Physique Illustree. Magnetisme. (17 figs)
11. Planche pour les corps simples. (A) Metalloides. (B) Metaux (12 figs)
Hand coloured plates
11
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
France, Science
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1056