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SIMPSON, Thomas. Elémens de géométrie traduits de l'anglois. 1755.

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SIMPSON, Thomas. 

Elémens de géométrie traduits de l'anglois. 

Paris, Vincent, 1755.

8vo (194x120 mm), xvi-319-(5) pages. Without the half title.  binding : Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece, red edges. Binding slightly rubbed. 

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Rare first edition in french of the ' Element of Plane geometry ' of Thomas Simpson.
Mathematician, Simpson. was the son of a weaver.
On 1743, he was appointed professor of mathematics at the Royal Academy at Woolwich, and on 1745 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.
His ' Element of Plane geometry ' were a bestseller with 6 London editions between 1714 and 1821, five at Paris, and one at Amsterdam.

references: DSB [XII, p. 444 " 'Geometry' which led to an argument with Robert Simson (whose editions of Euclid became very popular), represent a significant revision of the original Greek treatment along the lines of Clairaut and other Continental mathematicians"].

provenance: Arnault. Des eaux et forets du Roy (ownership inscription on title page).

Price : 200 €

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