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)