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Opera philosophica et mineralia: SWEDENBORG Emmanuel;


Published by Frédéric Hekel, Dresde et Leipzig (1734)

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Item Description: Frédéric Hekel, Dresde et Leipzig, 1734. couverture rigide. Book Condition: Bon. 3 volumes in-folio. Vélin, dos lisse, titre, auteur et tomaison en doré, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Première édition collective des ?uvres scientifiques de Swedenborg. Cet ouvrage est constitué de trois volumes admirablement ornés de planches hors-texte. Le tome I est intitulé Principes de la nature, le second Du Fer et le troisième Du Cuivre et de l?orichalque. L'illustration est composée d'un portrait de l'auteur, 2 cartes et 123 planches. Très bel exemplaire en vélin du temps. Ward & Carozzi 2140; Wheeler Gift 283. Poggendorff, II, 1056-57. Bookseller Inventory # 153

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Opera Philosophica et Mineralia: Emanuelis, Swedenborgii

Emanuelis, Swedenborgii

Published by Sumptibus, Friderici Hekelii (1734)

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Item Description: Sumptibus, Friderici Hekelii, 1734. Rilegato. Book Condition: buono. prima edizione. Swedenborg, Emanuel. Opera philosophica et mineralia. Tres tomi. I. Principia rerum naturalium sive novorum tentaminum phaenomena mundi elementaris philosophice explicandi. II. Examen principiorum rerum naturalium cum phaenomenis magneticis. III. Principiorum rerum naturalium phaenomena mundi philosophice explicandi. Dresdae et Lipsiae, apud Fridericum Hekelium, 1734. Tre parti in un volume in-folio, pergamena coeva con dorso a nervi. (16), 452 pp. con grande ritratto dell' autore e 28 tavole incise in rame f.t. (alcune ripiegate). Rara edizione originale. D.S.B., XIII, pp. 178-81: E. Swedenborg (1688-1772). His carreer is one of the most remarkable in the history of science. In his Pricipia rerum naturalium (1734) probably conceived as a counter part to Newton's Principia, he sought a comprehensive physical explanation of the world based on mathematical and mechanical principes. Poggendorff, II, 1056-57. Mottelay, pp. 163-65. Wheeler Gift, 283: This is author's famous work on science. contains 250 pages on printed matter and illustrations on the causes and mechanism of magnetic force; the law of distance; magnetic declination, its causes and how its value may be caleulated. Ekelof, 235: The whole work contains much about the technologies of mining and metallurgy and also about the properties of metals, especially about iron and magnetism. But it is also a fascinating survey of the nature matter and of the laws of motion, which some historians have compared to Principia of Newton. Bookseller Inventory # 000496

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