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2 volumes. 12mo. xxxvii, , 518, ; [iv], 528, 487-495,  pp. Engraved frontispiece by J.P. Le Bas, featuring Democritus, and 24 copper engraved plates (all in vol.1). Note misnumbering of final table of contents. Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands, gilt tooling to compartments, gilt spine labels; edges worn, Vol. II with paper label at head of spine. Vol. one: D2 - E1 light worming to outer margins, little affect, few pages with lower outer corners chipped, no affect, some browning and waterstains. Good. Third edition of, The History of Heaven, the authorship published anonymously. The work contains unusual phenomena which is associated with dreams and the theory of dreams initiated by Democritus. "With Democritus and Aristotle there began what may be called the naturalization of the supernatural dream. Democritus (460-370 B.C.) is credited with the first physical theory of dream telepathy (Dodds. F. R. Supernormal phenomena in classical antiquity. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 55: 189-237, 1971)" [see: Jon Tolaas and Montague Ullman]. This book discusses mythology (primarily, Egyptian and Greek) and its influence on celestial bodies as solar symbols and figures, including misconceptions. Includes identification of historical symbolism (such as from Egypt, etc.). // Noel-Antoine Pluche (1688 â€“ 1761), La Varenne-Saint-Maur (near Paris), known as the abbe Pluche, was a French priest. He is now known for his Spectacle de la nature, a popular work of natural history. // Pluche, son of a baker, was born in a street now named after him. He became a teacher of rhetoric. The Bishop of Laon made him head of the town college, a post he accepted to escape judicial consequences of opposing the papal bull Unigenitus (1713). He withdrew in 1749 to La Varenne-Saint-Maur, where he remained for the rest of his years. // See: Ecrire la nature au XVIIIe siecle: autour de l'abbe Pluche, 2006. Jon Tolaas and Montague Ullman, Extrasensory Communication and Dreams.
Title: Histoire Du Ciel, Ou l'on recherche L'Origine De L'Idolatrie, et les Meprises De La Philosophie, Sur la formation des corps celestes, & de toute la nature.
Publisher: Paris:, Chez la Veuve Estienne, 1742.: 1742
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: LV1995