Paris: Chez M. Elmesly; Freres Debure, 1777. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #019737
[iv], 348 pages of text. Original quarter leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Moderate rubbing and shelfwear. The front cover is blind-stamped with an armorial device. Minimal soiling to the text, which is generally quite clean and is unmarked. These letters respond to criticism by Voltaire of Bailly's history of Astronomy. 208mm x 125mm (8 1/8" x 4 7/8"). First edition.