Londres: Paul and Isaak Vaillant, Printers/publishers, 1707. Vellum. Good. Item #010720
All stated new editions, augmented. Vellum. 187; (6), 103; 120; 167; 156 pp. With illustrated frontispieces at the beginning of each work, as well as a fold out illustration/map of the solar system, depicting a stylized version of the planets of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Blank pages between each work present. All text in French. A bound volume of this popular French Enlightenment author and scholar. This includes his dialogues with the dead (Dialogues des Morts) envisioning conversations between scholars, philosophers and others from ancient to modern times, offering perspective on what he conceived their opinions on topics would be; his popular Entretiens sur La Pluralite des Mondes, which provides a synopsis of scientific theories relating to astronomy and the planets; a history of ancient oracles and their role in society; the Lettres Galantes which depicts then modern society, etc. GOOD condition. Some spotting and staining to the covers, with minor soiling and general toning. Extremities bumped. Small owner's name in ink on the first endpaper. Title in ink on the spine. Minor scattered foxing in the interior.
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