LAPLACE, Pierre-Simon, de. Oeuvres complètes de Laplace.
Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1878-1912.
Fourteen 4to (275x220 mm), vol. 1: frontispiece, (4)-xxi-(4)-395 pages / vol. 2: xvi-402 pages / vol. 3: xxii-350 pages / vol. 4: xxxvi-501 pages / vol. 5: ix-508 pages / vol. 6: xi-509 pages / vol. 7: (6)-clxxiii-645 pages / vol. 8: (8)-501 pages / vol. 9: (4)-485 pages / vol. 10: (10)-419 pages and 2 plates / vol. 11: (8)-558 pages / vol. 12: (8)-566 pages / vol. 13: (8)-358 pages / vol. 14: viii-465 pages. binding : Volumes 1 to 7: Contemporary full chagreen, triple gilt fillet on covers, fleuron at corners, gilt arms on covers, spine gilt in six compartments lettered in gilt, gilt edges.
Volumes 8 to 14 : Original paper boards. Some rubbings.
The first seven volumes, in second edition and printed on vergé paper, are bound in with delicassy with the coat of arms of the Marquis
de Laplace, and were offered to Édouard Glasser (1874-1949), a student graduated major of the École Polytechnique in 1894, who became one of the general directors of the "Compagnie Générale des Eaux".
The prize was founded by Madame la Marquise de Laplace, at the expense of the State and by order of Louis-Philippe. It contained these seven volumes.
The following seven volumes, in the original edition, complete the series of Laplace's works.
Laplace, nicknamed the "French Newton" is one of the most brilliant scientific figures of his time. He is behind the most profound advances in astronomy, mathematics, physics and in the probability theory.
The first five volumes are devoted to Celestial Mechanics, the next two to the World System and the Probability Theory. The last seven volumes consist of Laplace's Memoirs at the Académie des Sciences and articles published in scientific journals such as the Journal de l'École Polytechnique.
Price : 3000 €