AGNESI, Maria Gaetana. Traités élémentaires de calcul différentiel et de calcul intégral.
Paris, Claude-Antoine Jombert, 1775.
8vo (200x125 mm), iv-500 pages and 6 folding plates. binding : Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt in six compartments. Waterstain on first leaves. Very poor binding, curved, joint splitted, loss of leather on the second cover.
First edition in french.
Agnesi is according to DSB : "the first woman in the Western world who can accurately be called a mathematician".
Rare treatise on algebra and analysis which met a great success.
It was considered as the clearest, the more methodical and the most comprehensive work on the subject.
references: DSB [I, p.75/76].
provenance: Bookplate (teared) from Lombard de Sagnes. Signed by Julie de Sagnes on the blank.
Price : 400 €