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RATIONAL RECREATIONS: In Which the Principles of Numbers and Natural Philosophy are clearly and copiously elucidated by a series of easy, entertaining, interesting experiments. Among which are those commonly performed with the cards

Hooper, W. (William), M.D.

Published by Printed for L. Davis, et al, London, 1774
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4 volumes; original full polished calf with morocco lettering pieces; xvi, 267; xi, 280; xii, 296; xi, 367 pp. Illustrated with 65 folding copperplate engravings. Each volume with half-title giving the specific content for the volume, thus: v. 1. Arithmetical and mechanical experiments -- v. 2. Experiments in optics, chromatics and acoustics -- v. 3. Electrical and magnetical experiments -- v. 4. Experiments in pneumatics, hydrology, and pyrotechnics, with an appendix of miscellaneous recreations. The first volume including a large section devoted to "recreations" utilizing playing cards. Spines darkened, joints neatly spit, though boards holding firmly on cords; edges of text block spotted. Internally fine with no foxing or stains, though some offsetting to text and plates. Bookseller Inventory # 17918

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Title: RATIONAL RECREATIONS: In Which the ...

Publisher: Printed for L. Davis, et al, London

Publication Date: 1774

Edition: First edition

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We had our open bookshop in the town of Sonoma for a total of 17 years, including 9 years at our East Napa St. location, however, as of April 13, 2013 we have closed our doors. Our business is now conducted online, by appointment, and at the approximately 8 antiquarian bookfairs at which we exhibit annually. Chanticleer Books is a sole-proprietorship owned and operated by Steve Blackmer, a full-time bookseller since 1985 and member of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America (ABAA) since 1998.

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