BOSSUT, Charles. Traité élémentaire d'hydrodynamique :
Ouvrage dans lequel la théorie et l'expérience s'éclairent ou se suppléent mutuellement ; avec des notes sur plusieurs endroits qui ont paru mériter d'être appronfondis.
Paris, Chardon, 1771.
Two 8vo (203x127 mm), (4)-xxxvii-(1)-394 pages and 9 plates / (4)-444 pages and 7 plates. binding : Contemporary full red morocco, gilt border on covers, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces, gilt edges, gilt and gauffered endpapers. Two corners chipped, minor default to the binding, overall a very good copy.
Very good copy in contemporary morocco binding.
references: Bibliotheca Mathematica [p.46 : "This work is essentially an outgrowth of the hydrodynamics part of Bossut's course in mathematics. The first volume provides an excellent picture of the state of knowledge at Bossut's time. The experimental data presented in the second volume were largely new, and noteworthy even today are his comments on the difficulty of large-scale experiments versus the falsity of those on too small a scale"].
Price : 3000 €