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LEGENDRE, Adrien-Marie. Eléments de Géométrie, avec des notes. 

Paris, Firmin Didot, 1794.

8vo (200x125 mm), xii-334-(6) pages and 12 folding plates.  binding : Contemporary quarter sheep, flat spine. Few fowings, uncropped plates. Little losses of leather in the joints.

First edition.

Legendre wanted to succeed in demonstrating the fifth postulate of Euclid, he finally published a complete treatise on geometry which marked the teaching of Euclidean geometry for almost a century.
In parallel to the edition of this book, Legendre worked on the measurement of the meter of which he presented the stallion in 1798.

Price : 400 €

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