First edition of this work in which Vallemont provides a detailed description of the armillary sphere constructed by Jean Pigeon d’Osangi for Louis XIV, the first to be based on Copernicus heliocentric system.
First edition. Text in latin and german.
This book is devoted to an invention of his own, a drawing instrument to construct the five column orders in the correct proportions.
Nicolaus Goldmann was born in 1611 in the Silesian capital Wroclaw (Poland) and died in 1665 in the Dutch town of Leiden, where he had lived from 1632 onward. He taught mathematics, military architecture and, which was uncommon, architectural theory. Apart from the theory of the classical orders, drawing for architects and design techniques, he developed a unique building typology of his own. With this he attracted students from Holland, the German states, Poland (including Silesia), Ireland, Sweden and Denmark. Goldmann was also exceptional in that he wrote books which were directly derived from reflecting on his teachings. He wrote unusually well, and in studying them, one can grasp almost the entire architectural knowledge of the mid-seventeenth century in the Netherlands and Germany.
LAGRANGE, Joseph Louis. Théorie des fonctions analytiques, contenant les principes du calcul différentiel, dégagés de toute considération d'infiniment petits ou d'évanouissans, de limites ou de fluxions et réduits à l'analyse algébrique des quantités finies.
First edition of Lacroix's very rare first book; it was extremely popular and saw a seventh edition in 1840. The book was written in part for various professions including architects, carpenter, artists, and geometers in order to improve their graphical procedures.
Bound after : 2. Élémens de géométrie précédés de réflexions sur l'ordre à suivre dans ces élémens, sur la manière de les écrire, et sur la méthode en mathématiques. Chez Duprat, An septième , Paris. First edition.
Christopher Clavius was a German mathematician and astronomer.
He is known for its works on the the new Gregorian calendar.
Very rare title (not in Honeyman, Normann, Macclesfield, Sotheran, ...) in which Clavius exposes the principles of the Gregorian Calendar and responds to the critics of those who oppose it.
"one of the earliest scientific books in the field of engineering. Concentrating on civil construction he considers transportation, shipbuilding, waterways and water supply, ornamental fountains, windmills and pumps, epitomizing their state on the eve of the Industrial Revolution."Bibliotheca Mechanica".
a very good copy.
Second enlarged edition in 4 volumes instead of 2 for the first edition.
Encyclopedia of all that was known about chemistry, the Dictionnaire is Macquer's most important work and a milestone of chemical literature.
A very good copy.
First edition in French of this work describing plants of India and America then little known in Europe.
Illustrated with 132 botanical woodcuts in text and the portrait of the translator, Antoine Collin.
Rare first edition.
The is the first book of chemical lessons to be published in French. The others as the Beguin were published first in latin bafore there translation in French.
Rare. Not in Duveen or Neville.
First edition illustrated with 20 engravings by Joseph Wolf.
Joseph Wolf (1820-1899) is a German painter known for his work as an illustrator for books about Natural History, including his work for the British Museum in London.
His naturalistic, realistic and delicate style is perfectly highlighted in this book.
Valmont de Bomare (1731-1807) was a French naturalist and professor of Natural History at the Ecole Centrale de Paris.
He is known for his encyclopedia of Natural History.
This book contains the history of animals, plants, minerals as well as those of meteors, and other principal phenomena of Nature.
Very good copy.
[LA BEAUMELLE, L. Anglivel de || VOLTAIRE || EULER, Leonhard & MAUPERTUIS & MERIAN]. Recueil de quatre ouvrages :
1. [LA BEAUMELLE, L. Anglivel de]. Lettre du czar Pierre à Mr de Voltaire sur son histoire de Russie. 1761. sn, sl
2. [LA BEAUMELLE, L. Anglivel de]. Réponse au supplément du siècle de Louis XIV, 1754, Colmar.
3. [VOLTAIRE, François-Marie- Arouet (dit)], Histoire abrégée des religions du monde, ou l'analyse de l'Encyclopédie de Voltaire, première partie, [Seconde partie,] 1770. Cramer, Genève
4. EULER, Leohnard & MAUPERTUIS & MERIAN. Lettres concernant le jugement de l'Académie Royale des sciences et belles-lettres de Prusse, Paris, chez Durand et Pissot, 1753.
First editions of these four book in one volume.
The two books "Lettre du czar Pierre à Mr de Voltaire sur son histoire de Russie" and "Réponse au supplément du siècle de Louis XIV" highlight a discord between two French intellectuals: Beaumelle (1726-1773) and Voltaire (1694 -1778).
The quarrel begins when La Beaumelle refuses to showt the letters from La Maintenon, which he owned, to Voltaire. Then follows a literary quarrel in which La Beaumelle undertakes to correct the errors of the following writings by Voltaire "Les Anecdotes sur le czar Pierre le Grand" and "l'Histoire de l'empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand".
Then, La Beaumelle became "the enemy" of Voltaire and the two men can not be reconciled.
The third book is a condensed work written by Voltaire, in order to present his encyclopedia to be published later (it will be a major work). Voltaire explains his philosophical and theological reflections on God, idolatry, monotheistic and polytheistic religions.
This fourth book is related to a controversy between Maupertuis and König.
Indeed in 1744, Maupertuis exposes his "principle of the least action" which is an important principle of physics (according to which the dynamics of a physical quantity can be deduced from a single magnitude called action. Fundamental principles of physics can be formulated from this principle.).
In 1753, König publishes an article claiming the primacy of this discovery to Leibniz. Voltaire supports this version and will constantly ridicule Maupertuis, until breaking his privileged relationship with the King of Prussia, Frederic II who support Maupertuis.
This book contains the text of the letters by Euler, Merian and Maupertuis, defending the work of the latter. It mainly questioning the authenticity of a Leibniz's letter on which König relies on, quoting only extracts.
In fact, even if since the authenticity of the writing of Leibniz is recognized and that work on the subject had been conducted before by Fermat and Leibniz, the contribution of Maupertuis is decisive.
This principle was rigorously demonstrated by Lagrange in 1760.
This book by Victor Cousin (1792-1867) consists in several texts dealing with Cartesian Philosophy, as well as letters between Malebranche and Mairan, and between Malebranche and Leibnitz (unpublished).
Victor Cousin is a French philosopher, leader of the "École Éclectique". He edited the works of Descartes, translated Plato and Proclus, wrote a "Histoire de la philosophie au XVIIIème siècle" in 1829, "Du Vrai, du Beau et du Bien" in 1853, and several monographs on famous women of the seventeenth century.
He is considered in France as the founder of the tradition of history studies of Philosophy and the reformer of philosophical teaching in high schools.
Ernest Haeckel (1834-1919) was a German biologist and philosopher.
He introduced Charles Darwin's theories in Germany and developed a theory about the human's origins.
Doctor and professor of comparative anatomy, he was one of the first scientists who understood psychology as a part of physiology.
He was also involved in the introduction of notions of modern biology.
This book contains reports of scientific conferences on the author's doctrine about the evolution, and deals with the one of Darwin, Goethe and Lamarck.
Amazing manuscript course by a Frigate Lieutenant.
This is certainly a course given in Toulon. Indeed at the end of the manuscript is the list of students following this course. They are native of Toulon and the surrounding area.
This course aims to show the importance of a good knowledge of theastronomy for navigation.
This manuscript is illustrated with many drawings in color, in text and full page.
We fell in love with this amazing handmade binding that makes this marine manuscript an object perfectly incarnated.