JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
One of my favorite bits to compose for this blog is the Found Book Art series--which is odd because there isn't even a category for it. Maybe there are a dozen of these in the 4500 posts here, so there aren't many, though there could be,..I guess I could do one a day, but that might take the special flavor away for me. In any event, I like them; I'd probably like them even more if I hauled out one of the microscopes and did some close work on them. For today, though, I'm just looking at this pretty spine of the journal Observations sur la Physique sur l'Histoire Naturelle et sur les Arts of 1787 which contains a seminal contribution1 by Ben Franklin on the Gulf Stream.
These are details of:
1. Suite de la Lettre de M. Benjamin Franklin, a M. David le Roy, Membre de pluisseurs Academies, Contenant Differenres Observations sur la Marine, a three-part series printed in Observations sur la Physique sur l'Histoire Naturelle et sur les Arts, avec des Planches en Taille-Douce....dedicated to M. Le Comte d'Artois, and edited by l'Abbe Rozier, J.A. Mongez, and M. de la Metherie, in the issue for July-December 1787, volume 31, and Printed in Paris at the Bureau of the Journal de Phyique, 1787.