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MAUPERTUIS, Pierre-Louis Moreau de. Oeuvres de Mr. de Maupertuis, Nouvelle édition corrigée et augmentée. Lyon, Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1756.

4 vols. 8° small mm. 190 x 120, pp. [4], XXVIII, 309, [3]; pp. [4], IV, 399, [9]; pp. [4], VII, 468, [4]; pp. [4], VIII, 12, 346, 4]. In the first volume beautiful portrait at the opening of M. engraved on copper by Daullé with a quatrain verses praising Voltaire ["The Globe malconnu qu'il to SCU mesurer ..."]; various geometric figures in the text; title pages in red black ink. Binding full leather coeval, back to 5 ribs decorated with ornaments and gold titles. Some scars to the plates of the binding, but good copy., With bookplates eighteenth century of heraldic subject.
This is considered the best edition, edited by the author himself, the works of Maupertuis [1698-1759], the famous astronomer and mathematician who worked on the complex operations undertaken since 1736 to determine the shape of the earth, participating with Clairaut , Celsius and others in the expedition to the Arctic Circle. The first vol. It contains writings cosmological, astronomical and philosophical; the second those dedicated to zoology and anthropology; the third geographical writings and accounts of the expedition to Lapland, as well as the academic discourse; Finally the fourth writings devoted to the physical sciences, and other astronomical studies. Sign of wear at the binding, good specimen. The lot is offered with a valid export licence.

Sui lavori di Maupertuis cfr. Delambre, Grandeur et figure de la terre, pp. 36 e segg.; Honeyman, n. 2179.
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MAUPERTUIS. Oeuvres de Mr. de Maupertuis

Estimate €600 - €800Dec 28, 2016
Starting Price €200
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