L'Art des Experiences, ou, Avis aux Amateurs de la Physique, sur le Choix, la Construction et l'usage des Instruments.

Paris: Durand, 1770.

56 fine folding copperplates with several instruments depicted on each. 3 volumes.2 leaves in volume 3 repaired. 12mo, full mottled contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, red leather labels, rubricated edges. Paris: P.E.G. Durand, 1770. Very good (+).

Jean Antoine Nollet was a physicist and scientific instrument maker. He supplied instruments to Voltaire. This work, the author's last, "...offers the `amateur of physics' the distillation of forty years of attention to the `choice, construction and use of instruments.'" DSB X, p. 145. Nollet also experimented with electricity and was a supporter and sometimes rival of Benjamin Franklin. Blake, p. 326.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good(+)
Language: French

Price: $1,250.00

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