Petite Encyclopedie Ou Les Elemens Des Connoissances Humaines, Contenant Les Notions Generales de Toutes Les Sciences, de Tous Les Arts Utiles, & Des Matieres Qui Ont Rapport a la Societe (Deux Volumes, Complet)
Nyon, 1766. First Edition. In French.English translation as follows (approximately): SMALL ENCYCLOPEDIA OR ELEMENTS OF HUMAN CONNECTIONS, CONTAINING THE GENERAL CONCEPTS OF ALL SCIENCES, ALL USEFUL ARTS, AND MATERIALS WHICH HAVE REPORTED TO THE SOCIETY. Two Volumes, measuring 6.75" x 4.00" Mottled (tree?) calf boards. Boards with five raised bands (six sections), decorated with gilt floral patterns. Endpapers of French snail pattern. Each volume features one foldout illustration. 600 pages and Tome Premier 600 pp. Tome Second, 540 pp. Only five libraries worldwide show a copy in their holdings. Some rubbing to extremities, and separation at joints, but book very tightly bound. The endpapers may be later, since this marbling pattern was frequently used for repair. Alletz was a French agronomist whose most noteworthy work was essentially, a manual for country living, covering advice on garening, raising livestock, veterinary medicine, hunting, plus a considerable number of recipes, winemaking instructions, etc. In this work, Allez devotes chapter sections to Logic, Arithmetic, Geometry, land surveying and measures, Physics, Mechanics, Optics, Cosmography, Astronomy, The Four Elements, Gases, Rainbows, Military Arts, and many other topics. .
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Keywords: Antiquarian French, 18th-Century French Reference Works