Paris: Gabriel Martin, Jean Baptiste Coignard, Hippolyte Guerin, 1730. Hardcover. First Edition. , 395, 4to. Brown paper over boards binding that is relatively recent, five raised bands at spine, number "1705" written in ink on spine -- appears as though the binder wanted to mimic an early vellum binding. Green ribbon marker bound in. Pages clean, worm holes along upper right margin of entire text block but not unnecessarily distracting. Text in French. Very Good.
Amonton's first report of his inventions of the sea and mercury barometers. His work paved the way for the later determination of at what temperature Absolute Zero is achieved.