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    With Ninety-four Hand-Colored Plates

    [Edme Gilles Guyot, attributed to]. Nouvelles Recreations Physiques Et Mathematiques: contenant ce qui a été imaginé de plus curieux dans ce genre & ce qui se découvre journellement: auxquelles on a joint leurs causes, leurs effets, la maniere de les construire, & l'amusement qu'on en peut tirer pour étonner & surprendre agréablement. Nouvelle Edition... Corrigee, & considerablement augmentee. Paris: L'Auteur [Guyot] & Gueffier, 1772-1775. New, enlarged, (second) edition. Eight parts bound into four octavo volumes. With ninety-nine (all but five are hand-colored) full-page illustrations (three folding), two engraved tables. Contemporary half calf over paste-paper boards, spines gilt with gilt morocco lettering labels. Spine of volume one darkened by dampstain, and worn at head of spine and back cover because of this, corners worn, volume label missing from volume I. Damp- and mold-stains in volume I, endleaves of volume II slightly bent at edge, minor dampstains in volumes II and III. Still, quite a nice set. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Guyot,1706-1786, first published this famous compilation in 1769. It was a very popular collection of scientific and magical experiments and went through a number of editions and was translated into several languages. This is apparently the second edition and is expanded with more material and plates than the first printing. At the end of each part is a price list for the purchase of the apparatus necessary for the demonstrations. See:Caillet 4900.

    Wheeler Gift 426. Honeyman 1584. Van der Linde 1032.Gartrell 228. Bakken p. 66-7. Mottelay, 224. Wegmann 7232. Clarke & Blind 34. Shulman 25.



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