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MARIOTTE, Edme. Oeuvres de Mr Mariotte, de l'Académie royale des Sciences. 

Leide, Pierre Vander, 1717.

Two parts bound in one volume 4to (230x195 mm), (12)-320-(4)-[321-700]-(35) pages and 26 folding plates.  binding : Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece. Binding rubbed, caps and corners worn. Foxings (stronger on plates paper). Wormhole in the inner margin of the book. Some folding plates misfolded. 

First collected edition, and first edition for the "Traité du mouvement des pendules" is published here for the first time.
Edme Mariotte was one of the pioneers of experimental physics in France and, with Newton, one of the great figures of European physics. His works bear witness to great originality and great diversity. In 1660 he undertook research on the elastic deformations of solids and laid down a law. In 1676, he also established the gas compressibility law which bears his name and formulated it in his treatise On the nature of air: at constant temperature, the volume of a gas varies inversely with pressure.
He also studied optics, hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics, as evidenced by his numerous writings on vision, colors (he opposed, like Hooke or Huygens, Newton's theory), weather forecasts , fluid movements, body shock ...
He also left his name to the "Mariotte spot", which is a part of the completely blind retina.).

references: Bibliotheca Mechanica [p. 217/218 : "These two volumes contain most of Mariotte's published papers, together with the previously unpublished Traité du mouvement des pendules, which Huygens possessed in manuscript form and had given to the University of Leyden"].

Price : 1500 €

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