Two Volumes duodecimo contemporary marbled calf, 5 raised bands, spine compartments and titles gilt (tips and spine-edges rubbed & 4cm patch of leather missing from font cover of Vol I) marbled end-papers & armorial bookplates with eagle & sailing-ships, top corner of 1st EP torn off All Edges Marbled. Spoardic light spotting and traces of light marginal waterstain to first 30 pages, otherwise very clean & crisp throughout, Half-title & Avis au Relieur +1st titlepage & blank +xv (inc 2nd titlepage) + +424 +pp errata +12 folding copperplates, (inc Vol II titlepage) +501 +pp +6 folding copperplates. *Sigaud de Lafond was a pupil of the Abbé Nollet who produced an earlier work with the same title. Splendid folding copper-plates in pristine condition all illustrating scientific experiments.
Price: GBP 525.00 or USD 688.00
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