Second edition, almost doubled, especially in the parts relating to the scientific instrumentation. The IV vol., appeared 10 years later, that is often lacking, as supplements contain the Traité du flux de la mer et du reflux, d'après la théorie et les observations, of the same La Lande [theme that had only been mentioned without details in the first 3 vols.]; and a Mémoire sur l'origine des constellations, et sur l'Explication de la Fable, par le moyen de l'Astronomie, the work of Charles-François Dupuis [which constitutes the first base of his larger work that will see the light in 1796 as Origin de tous le Cultes]. These two texts were then also sold separately, being in fact works in their own right. See. Quérard, France Littéraire, IV / pp. 455-6. Zeitlinger, n. 10418: "He determined the parallax of the moon on a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope ... Vol. IV Often ... is missing".