Auction 408 / Lot n° 2426

WOLFF, Christian (1679-1754) - Elementa matheseos universae. Geneva: Henricum-Albertum Gosse, 1743-52. New Edition. Later printing of the 1713 Latin translation from Wolff's original German edition of 1710. The text encompassing the elements of mathematics, geometry, trigonometry, mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, optics, perspective, astronomy, geography, hydrography, chronology, gnomonics, pyrotechnics, military and civil architecture, and more. The fifth volume contains a survey of historical mathematical literature. 5 volumes, 4to (254 x 198mm). Engraved portrait of the author by Daudet, titles in red and black with woodcut device, woodcut initials and headpieces, 163 (of 165) engraved folding plates (lacking *2 in vol. II and plates X and XVII in vol. IV). Contemporary vellum, manuscript titles on spine (some waterstaining) DSB XIV, 483. (5)

Estimate 300.00 - 500.00€

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