Schedae Mathematicae post ejus obitum collectae. Ejusdem Observationes Astronomicae.

STANCARI, Vittorio Francesco.

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Place Published: Bologna
Publisher: Barbiroli
Date Published: 1713

Description: Lacks the four plates. (20), 102pp, bound with 40 blank leaves at rear. Short slim 4to (8.75 x 6 inches), bound in old calf with gilt spine, worn but sound; generally clean but some light staining on fore-edge margins of some pages; armorial bookplate (John Stuart, the 3rd Earl of Bute?). Bononiae (Bologna): Typis Jo. Petri Barbiroli, 1713. A very good copy of this uncommon book, sadly lacking the plates.

Comments: A posthumously published collection of scientific papers by an Italian mathematician and friend of the famous astronomer Eustachio Manfredi. In addition to twelve essays on mathematics, astronomy, and scientific instruments, including his important contribution to the improvement of Guillaume Amontons' air thermometer, the work also includes astronomical observations made by the two friends during 1697-1702. With Manfredi's eulogy. "Raro." Ricciardi II 475. Poggendorff II 984. Biog. Univ. 18, 288-89. NUC lists 3 copies.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: Latin
Type: Books

Book ID: 26884

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