THE HISTORY OF THE HEAVENS; Considered According to the Notions of the Poets and Philosophers, Compared with the Doctrines of Moses. Two volumes.
London: Printed [by Samuel Richardson] for J. Osborn and sold by C. Rivington, C. Davis, T. Longman, T. Astley, S. Austin, C Hitch, J. Wood, and C. Woodward, near St. Paul's, etc., 1740. FIRST EDITION. Bookplate of G.W.F. Gregor, a sometime Esquire of Cornwall, and lord of the manor at Trewarthenick House; old inscription top of front free end paper; text free of defect; A FINE SET, bound in full leather with sectioned spine with title and dentelles, paneled in gilt with double lines. Translated from the French by J. B. de Freval, Esq. [The first edition in French was published in 1739] Engraved frontispieces in both volumes, with an additional 23 plates depicting inscriptions and carvings on ancient monuments. Pluche sought to reconcile modern science with the teaching of Genesis. V. 1: , x, . V2. 288, ; , 312, . Octavo. (Item ID: 15173)