Pavia: Monastery of Sna Sakvatore, 1780. hardcover. Handsome engraved vignette on title page, and 20 others at the end of each chapter; 3 folding plates at rear. (12), xi, 384pp. Text in Latin. Short 4to, contemporary boards with leather spine label, red speckled edges (binding is well-rubbed at edges but still sound and attractive; some light foxing, mostly on first few leaves; neatly inked name on title). Papia [Pavia]: Monastery of San Salvatore, 1780. First edition. A very good(+) copy of this finely printed book.
One of the handsomest scientific books of the 18th century, written by the successor of Boscovich in the chair of mathematics at Pavia. 15 mathematical dissertations, including treatises on the motion of comets, on infinitesimals and on nautical astronomy. - Riccardi I, 470; Biblioteca Mediceo-Lorenese 1134.