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MONGE, Gaspard. Géométrie descriptive. Leçons données aux écoles normales, l'An 3 de la république. An VII [1799].

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MONGE, Gaspard. 

Géométrie descriptive. Leçons données aux écoles normales, l'An 3 de la république. 

Paris, Baudouin, An VII [1799].

4to (250x191 mm), vii-(1)-132 pages and 25 plates.  binding : Contemporary quarter calf, flat spine. Spine chipped with old repairs. Joints splitting but sound. 

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First edition, first issue with the errata at the verso of page vii.
"Monge is regarded as the creator of descriptive geometry, for 'it ws he who elegantly and methodically converted the group of graphical procedures used by practionners into a general uniform technique based on simple an rigorous reasoning and methods ...Monge's systematic use of cylindrical projection and, more discreetly, that of central projection, opened the way to the parallel creation of projective and modern geometry' (DSB). It was primarily through Monge's teachings, both at the ephemeral École de l'an III and the École Polytechnique, that descriptive geometry, analytical geometry and differential geometry were established as special fields".(Norman).

references: Norman [1536 : "The true creator of descriptive geometry".], En français dans le texte [202 : "La géométrie descriptive est l'oeuvre la plus connue du grand public. C'est une méthode de représentation des points de l'espace sur un surface plane par double projection sur un plan horizontal qui est ensuite rabattu sur le plan de l'épure... Cette technique a été le principe de tout le dessin industriel et dessin des machines au XIXe siècle"].

Price : 950 €

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Photo MONGE, Gaspard. 
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