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EULER, Léonard. Methodus Inveniendi Lineas Curvas maximi minimive proprietas gaudentes, sive Solution problematis isoperimetrici. 1744.

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EULER, Léonard. 

Methodus Inveniendi Lineas Curvas maximi minimive proprietas gaudentes, sive Solution problematis isoperimetrici. 

Lausannae & Genevae, Marcum-Michaelem Bousquet, 1744.

4to 238x187 mm) (2)-322-(2) pages and 5 folding plates.  binding : Contemporary full mottle calf, spine gilt in six compartments, red edges, marbled endpapers. Binding a little rubbed. Paper washed and carefull repairs on margins. 

Photo EULER, Léonard. 

First edition of this milestone work for the calculus of variations.

references: Norman [731, "With the publication of this work, the calculus of variations came into being a new branch of mathematics. Euler was the first to formulate the principal problems of the calculus of variations and to create general methods for their solution"], Sparrox ["Millestones of Science", n° 60], Horblit [28 : "Creation of the calculus of variations" ].

provenance: Lebouer (?) (manuscript ex libris on title page).

Price : 4000 €

Photo EULER, Léonard. 
Photo EULER, Léonard. 
Photo EULER, Léonard. 
Photo EULER, Léonard. 
Photo EULER, Léonard. 
Photo EULER, Léonard. 
Photo EULER, Léonard. 
Photo EULER, Léonard. 
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