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BRANCAS-VILLENEUVE AndréFrançois de. Modern system...

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BRANCAS-VILLENEUVE AndréFrançois de]. Modern system of cosmography and general physics. Bound afterwards, by the same author: Du flux et du reflux dans leurs véritables circonstances. Paris, Ch. Ant. Jombert, 1747 and 1749; 2 works in one volume in-4, contemporary binding of porphyry calf, gilt fillets and fleurons at the corners, spine ribbed and decorated with gilt designs, inner lace and gilt edges, head and spine ends repaired. First edition. Brancas refutes the Copernican system and still believes that the sun revolves around the earth. Edition decorated with 4 copper engraved headers and lettering, accompanied by 2 folded printed tables and 4 LARGE PLATES OF SYSTEMS ENGRAVED ON COPPER AND REPLACED. In the second work he studies the phenomenon of the tides.