Physique sacrée, ou histoire-naturelle de la Bible.

Amsterdam: Pierre Schenck and Pierre Mortier, 1732-1737. Eight volumes. Folio. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH. Titles printed in red and black with engraved or woodcut vignette, half-titles (except in vols 3 and 6, as usual), frontispiece, 2 portraits, engraved headpiece at start of each volume, woodcut tailpieces, 758 engraved plates numbered 1-750 (37-38 on one plate, 2 plates numbered 99 & 113 & 217 & 223 & 240 & 463 & 470, 3 plates numbered 446; 5 double-page), the rainbow plate partly colored. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, each with two labels in red and citron morocco. Head or foot of a few volumes partially chipped, edges and corners rubbed. Sacttered foxing, mainly in the text. Traces of crudely removed bookplates on paste-down of all volumes, replaced in volume 1 and 8 with another bookplate (see provenance below). Item #18918

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