Italy: 1740. Contemporary vellum on boards. Tom I. 4to(20.5 x 15.0 cm). Contemporary vellum with ink label on spine. There are no free endpapers or title page.Text block attached to boards by threads; all edges with marbling. Collation: 298 pp.(293-298 blank) + 38 ll (3 folding) containing 99 numbered ink drawings. The drawings are labeled as numbered Figures for each of the five (V) Tabula. These illustrations are grouped into V Tables with a Tabula IV Supplement for a total of 6 Tabula of images: Tab. I - 6 ll, 18 Fig.; Tab. II - 4 ll, 23 Fig.; Tab. III - 8 ll, 17 Fig.; Tab. IV -6 ll, 19 fig.; Tab.IV Suppl. - 9 ll 17 Fig.; Tab.V - 5 ll, 5 Fig. There is a colophon on p. 286.
Note in Italian on front free pastedown mentions the colophon on p. 286, which reads “FINEM POSUI DIE I JUNY MLCCXXXX/ SUB DISCIPLINA U.J.D. MAR. I J LAMA. This manuscript was completed on June 1, 1740.
There is a Tabula (Index) for the manuscript on pp. 289-292. Beneath the title is the Introduction that is followed by Liber I Physica Generalis or Book I General Physics.
The remainder of the manuscript text is organized with four (4) Dissertations (different areas of physics) that are treated with a number of chapters or addition of theorems as pertinent to the theme of Dissertation. Reference to figures at rear is made by noting the figure number in the margin that is found for the particular chapter in one of the Dissertations. The index at rear contains detail information for each Dissertation, Chapter number and, where appropriate, Theorems. Very Good. Item #0000645
Writing is in a fine hand and drawing very accurate and well laid out on page.
Although the ink writing in spine indicates volume 1, major areas of physics, viz. motion of bodies, mechanics, friction, color, optics, etc. are covered.