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1739 1ed Occult Astronomy Astrology Cosmogony Egyptian Mythology Pagan 2v

‘The History of the Sky’ by Noel Antoine Pluche, is one of the most important and well-known treatises on astronomy and cosmology. This rare first edition, published by Estienne and is illustrated with 25 full-page engravings by J. P. le Bas. These images depict mythological beings and creatures, sculptures and art of ancient Egyptian gods, and other important historical esoteric and pagan symbols.

In this work, Pluche “restated his opposition to the cosmologies proposed by physicists. He also attempted to demonstrate that monotheism preceded polytheism.” (DSB).

Item number: #7946

Price: $750

PLUCHE, Noel Antoine

Histoire du ciel considére selon les idées des poëtes, des philosophes, et de Moïse. Où l'on fait voir. 1° L'origine du ciel poëtique. 2° La méprise des philosophes sur la fabrique du ciel & de la terre. 3° La conformité de l'expérience avec la seule physique de Moïse.

Paris, Estienne, 1739. First edition.


Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes

Vol. I – [2], xx, [2], 4141, [1]

24 full-page engraved plates

Vol. II – [2], 459, [1]

1 full-page plate

Language: French

Binding: Leather; tight & secure

Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)

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1739 1ed Occult Astronomy Astrology Cosmogony Egyptian

Estimate $750 - $1,500Oct 06, 2019
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