Jean Antoine Nollet (1700-1770) was an experimental physicist prominent member of the Academy of Sciences in Paris.
Nollet spent considerable time on the power and became one of the authorities of his time.
Mixed edition as often.
First edition of this important work for the history of mathematics and is still a very valuable source for the history of geometry from 1800 to 1866 and for Chasle's own work in particular and for the works of the following franch mathematicians form 1800 to 1868 :
*1800-1830 : Meusnier, Lancret, Poinsot, Hachette, Dupin, Livet, Brianchon, Malus, Binet, Cauchy, Gaultier (de Tours), Sophie Germain, Rodrigues, Poncelet, Lamé, Fresnel (Surface des ondes), Gergonne (Annales de mathématiques), Sturm, Bobillier, Olivier, Duhamel, Chasles.
*1832-1846 :Liouville, Lamé, Wantzel, Sturm, Breton (de Champ), Duhamel, Rodrigues, Delaunay, Binet, Transon, Catalan, Brassinne, Serret, Puiseux, Amiot, Bertrand, Molins, De Saint-Venant, Ossian Bonnet, Bouquet.
* 1847-1868 : Frenet, Bravais, De la Gournerie, Voizot, Mannheim, Bourget, Poudra, Tissot, Bresse, Laguerre, Valson, Garlin, Serret, Bour, De Jonquières, Picard, Reech, Résal, Haton de la Goupillière, Combescure, l'abbé Aoust, Moutard, Massieu, Painvin, Jordan, Darboux, Borgnet, Besge (Liouville), Vannson, Dewulf, Meray, Durrande, Desboves, Picquet, Pigeon, Souillart, Gohierre de Longchamps, Lévy, Habich, Ribaucour.
First edition of this curious treatise on vampires and demons.
In the first part, Calmet wrote about demons, ghosts, lemurs, apparitions, incubi and succubi, witches, Sabbath ...
But this is the second part dealing with vampires that made controversial. Indeed the observed phenomena of vampirism in Eastern Europe were not known in France. Convinced by the number of concordant testimonies, Calmet defined the vampire as a dead man emerged from his grave to suck the blood of the living. He then advocated as a remedy, to take the body of the vampire, to separate his head from his body and drive a stake through the chest or to burn the body.
At the end, with a separate title page and continuous pagination is the "Dissertation sur ce qu'on doit penser de l'aaparition des esprits, à l'occasion de l'avanture arrivée à St-Maur. Paris. 1707".
First edition in French.
The English theologian, Woolston want to prove that the miracles of Christ are really only Mystical Allegories.
His work was put to Index and Woolston sued for his doctrine. He was fined and thrown into a prison where he remained until his death.
SINISTRARI, Louis Marie. De la démonialité et des animaux incubes et succubes, où l'on prouve qu'il existe sur terre des créatures raisonnables autres que l'homme, ayant comme lui un corps et une âme naissant et mourant comme lui, rachetés par N. S. Jésus-Christ et capables de salut ou de damnation.
Bion had an instrumentation workshop in Paris.
He seems to have made globes, sundials, mathematical instruments, and mechanical machines with equal accuracy.
In the "Traité de la construction.." he gives a fairly complete list of instruments normally constructed during the first quarter of the eighteenth century.
His treatise was more for the user and the amateur than for the manufacturer. (DSB)
CLAVIUS, Christophe || EUCLID. Euclidis Posteriores lib.IX. accessit XVI. De solidorum regularium cuiuslibet intra quodlibet comparatione omnes perspicius demonstrationibus accuratisque, scholiis illustrati nunc iterum editi ac multasque rerum accessione locupletati Auctore Christiphoro Clavio Bambergensi e Societate Iesu.
Coriolis, devoted his energies to the applications of the laws of mechanics and was responsible for the terms "work" and "kinetic energy." He is best known for "his theorem relating the various components of acceleration in rotating systems, one of which rise to the so-called Coriolis force. (Bibliotheca mecanica).
First edition of the first mathematical analysis of the complex kinetics of billiards.