Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1769. First. hardcover. 4 volumes, bound in 2. Illustrated with 74 folding plates, all but 6 being hand-colored. Thick short 8vos, contemporary calf, elaborate gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers. Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1769. First edition. near fine.
A near fine copy of this fascinating, early book with very interesting plates relating to mathematics, physics, scientific experiments, optics, magic, perspective, cards, electricity, heat, firearms, fireworks, occult, and more.