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Title:
Saggi di Naturali Esperienze fatte nell' Accademia del Cimento Terza Edizione Preceduta da Notizie Storiche dell'accademia Stessa e Seguitata da Alcune Aggiunte

Author:
**

Place:
Firenze [i.e. Florence]

Publisher:
Tipografia Galileiana

Date:
1841

Description:
[4], 133, [4], 175, xc pp. with 22 fold-out copper-engraved plates. 12x8¾, original decorated boards, rebacked with cloth, new paper spine label, new endpapers. Fine edition of the work first published by the Accademie Del Cimento (Academy of Experiments) in 1666, presenting many experiments performed by Academy members since its creation ten years earlier. These experiments primarily temperature and atmospheric pressure, and the finely engraved plates show the various apparatus employed. This copy with a presentation inscription, in Italian, on the front flyleaf, from Vincenzio Antinori, apparently the publisher (he gives his title as "Direttore"), to the New York Historical Society ("Societa Storica di Nuova Yorck"). The Society's old rubberstamp is on the title-page, the backs of the plates, and a few other places.

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Condition:
Wear to board edges, corners chipped; else very good, contents near fine.


 
Item number:
117192
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