Very good, slight wear at hinges, one endpaper has a closed tear, contents near fine. Contemporary marbled boards, red speckled edges, no spine labels. 12mo., 16.3×10 cm. French text. Important early work on electricity and electroluminescence, originally published in English in 1709. weight: 1.7 lb. La Veuve Cavelier & Fils. Paris. 1754. clxxvi, 490, [1 errata]: (2), 596 pp. Translated by François de Bremond. Foreword and notes by Nicholas Desmarest. 7 engraved folding plates.