Title: La mesure des surfaces et des solides, par ...
Publisher: Paris: C.-A. Jombert, 1740
Publication Date: 1740
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
FIRST EDITION. 4 to. Contemp. vellum over boards. xiv, (2), 493 pp. Engraved vignette by C. Gallimard on title illus. instruments, canon, etc. + woodcut vignette by Cochin's son at head of first page and page 161 illus. instruments & geometric figs. + 17 folding engraved plates. Faint embossed stamp on title; a very good copy. The Jesuit, Abbé Deidier (1696-1746), professor of mathematics in the École Militairie at La Fére, published a number of treatises on mathematical and mechanical subjects which led to his reputation as a distinguished mathematician of his day. Following the methods of Wallis, Deidier applies algebra to the indivisibles of Cavallerius to obtain a measure of surfaces and solids. This work received the approbation of the Abbé de Molieres and Gamaches on behalf of the Royal Academy of Sciences (Paris). Poggendorff I.537. Not in Roller & Goodman. Bookseller Inventory # 000402
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