Paulian, Aimé-Henri, SJ. Dictionnaire de physique.

Nimes, Gaude, pere, fils & Co., 1781.

Large 8vo. 3 vols. (4), XXXII, 512 pp. (4), 566 pp. IV, 423, (1) pp. With 8 folding engraved plates and several woodcut vignettes. Contemporary marbled boards. Edges sprinkled red.


8th edition. The physicist A. H. Paulian (1722-1801) taught at the Jesuit college of Avignon, where his great dictionary of physics was first published in 1761. He had developed the word from his one-volume ‘Dictionnaire de physique portatif’ (1758). The plates depict geometric constructions and bodies, models of light refraction, astronomical models, etc.

Front covers slightly rubbed (traces of removed labels), otherwise a good, clean copy. Rare in all editions.


Cf. De Backer/Sommervogel VI, 377, 3. Poggendorff II, 379.

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