1711 - 1976 NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY etc.
- First 2 lvs. loose; 1 textp. w. horizontal tear; occas. sl. foxed. Binding worn/ dam.
AND 7 others, i.a. 2 copies of H. REICHENBACH, Wahrscheinlichkeitslehre (Leyden, 1935, orig. gilt cl. Fine/ owner's stamp on first blank) and É. GALOIS, Oeuvres mathématiques (Paris, 1951, helio-engr. portrait, orig. (dam.) wr.).
- Lacks first free endpaper. Binding badly worn. = Poggendorff I, 1146.
AND 2 other vols.: one work containing 71 engr. (double-p.) plates from Recueil de planches (...) Sciences Mathematiques by D. DIDEROT and J. D'ALEMBERT and one work from the library of P. EHRENFEST (w. his signature on title).
- Title-pages (sl.) browned; upper hinge weak. Joints splitting; top of spine dam.; covers sl. chafed.
= Published in: Memoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, depuis 1666 jusqu'à 1699, vol.XI. Colophon is dated 1732, making this a first ed. DSB VII, p.559: "(Lagny's) collaboration with L'Hospital and his first publication concerning the approximate calculation of irrationals (1690-1691) show that he was a good mathematician. (...) Lagny's work belonged to a type of computational mathematics at once outmoded and unappreciated. He lived during the creation of integral calculus without being affected by it. While the idea of the function was gaining dominance, he continued to approach mathematical problems - both ancient problems such as the solution of equations and new ones such as integration - with the aid of numerical tables. Employing with great skill the property possessed by algebraic forms of corresponding to tables in which the differences of a determined order are constant, he recognized the existence of transcendental numbers in the calculation of series. Lagny made pertinent observations on convergence, in connection with the series that he utilized to calculate the first 120 decimal places in the value of π. He attempted to establish trigonometric tables through the use of transcription into binary arithmetic, which he termed "natural logarithm" and the properties of which he discovered independently of Leipniz".
- First vol. hinges broken. Both vols. binding worn/ rubbed along extremities.
= DSB VII, p.616: "the first systematic presentation of analytic number theory. For decades it was indispensable in research and teaching and remains an important historical document". The first volume w. prize "First Class in the Examination for the Mathematical Tripos", dated June 1921 and awarded to philosopher, mathematician and economist F.P. (Frank Plumpton) Ramsey (1903-1930). Cf. DSB XI, p.285.
AND 1 other by the same: Aus der Zahlentheorie und über die Fermatsche Vermutung (Leipsic, 1927, orig. gilt cl. Spine sunned. Vorlesungen über Zahlentheorie vol.3).
= Bierens de Haan 2933. "Wynroeykunde" or "peilkunde" is the stereometric science to gauge the content of wine casks.
- (Sl.) foxed thoughout, incl. plates; upper outer corner of title torn off; owner's ticket on upper pastedown.
- Title-p. and final 2 textp. (sl.) browned. Lower edge sl. stained.
= Poggendorff III, p.1461.
- Occas. sl. mouldy; upper hinge (nearly) broken before portrait; first lvs. incl. title-p. frayed, creased and fingersoiled; title-p. restored on verso; bookblock shaken; final 3 lvs. lack portion of upper margin (affecting text on final leaf).
= Rare. Bierens de Haan 3714/3715 gives editions Groningen 1749 and Amsterdam 1766. With a very curious chapbook-like woodcut portrait by J. Heze Franse Cantor, Embden. Symon Panser, born 1699, astronomer and mathematician at Embden.
- Bookblock broken.
= First separate edition.
- Clipping attached to first free endpaper w. sellotape. Spine-ends sl. worn. Contents fine.
Kleene, S.C. Introduction to Metamathematics. Amst./ Gron., North-Holland Publishing Co./ P. Noordhoff, 1952, X,550p., orig. blindst. cl. w. giltlettered spine.
- Upper hinge weak. Spine-ends sl. worn.
AND 5 others similar, i.a. H.A. LORENTZ, Leerboek der Differentiaal- en Integraalrekening en van de eerste beginselen der analytische meetkunde (Leyden, 1882, contemp. cl. w. gilt spine. Contemp. owner's entry on first free endpaper and htitle. DSB VIII, p.499).
- Each trifle yellowed; occas. sl. frayed.
= Interesting technical drawings showing i.a. "Machine a Condensateur", "Machine a vapeur a cylindre horizontal" and "Presse hydraulique".
AND a drawing of an unidentified machine and classical ornaments (pen and black ink and watercolour, 45x28,5 cm.).
= Wellcome I, p.65. On the art of midwifery of complicated deliveries. With a "Lettre sur la conduite qu'Adam & Eve durent tenir à la naissance de leurs premiers enfans".
AND 3 others similar, i.a. C.H. VALENTIN, Essai sur les pertes Qui précèdent, accompagnent ou suivent l'Accouchement (ibid., 1799, modern boards. Annot. in pen and ink on title-p.) and J.-M. BAYSSELLANCE, Dissertation sur le renversement de l'uterus (ibid., 1803, modern boards).
- Margins occas. waterstained and frayed; contents loose; foxed
- Sl. dogeared at beginning. Frontcover and spine-ends sl. dam.
= Rare, not in the usual bibliographies.
- Lacks text vol. Plates sl. fingersoiled. Lacks backstrip; dam. along extremities; boards waterstained.
= Proksch I, p.63.
- Backstrip sunned. = DSB VI, p.246-247.
- Without plate I as usual (title-page is probably counted as the first); owner's stamp on first free endpaper. Extremities binding rubbed/ worn.
= The first Dutch edition. Rare. BMN I, p.84; cf. Wellcome III, p.419. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVIII.
- (H)title, first textp. and two plates w. accomp. textp. foxed; otherwise occas. sl. foxed. Corners bumped.
= Hirsch III, p.670; Bibliotheca Walleriana 5715. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LX.
- Bindings sl. rubbed along spine(ends); most vols. w. blue shelf ticket.
= From vol. 25 onwards titled Neue Sammlung (...), w. parallel new and continuous vol. numbering.