Principes sur le mouvement et l’équilibre, pour servir d’introduction aux Mécaniques & à la Physique

Paris: Jean Desaint & Charles Saillant, 1741. First Edition. Full calf. 4to (25.5 x 19.1 cm). Contemporary brown calf, raised bands and gilt decorated panels, red morocco label with gilt title, all edges red, marble end papers. Collation: [4]-xxiv, 616; lvii, [1]pp. + 25 folding plates, one with flaps. There are two treatises in this publication. The first contains several books, which deal with all aspects of movement of bodies, movement of weights, percussions of bodies and statics, hydrostatics and equilibrium of fluids and hydrodynamics. The second and shorter book (lvii) deals with formation of ellipse. “In the text Trabaud makes reference to Jean Bernoulli, Leibniz, Varignon, Decartes, de la Hire, and other authors represented in this collection.” (Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 325). Very good. Item #0000715

This is a rare complete original edition of this work on mechanics that includes the section on Ellipse that is often lacking. (Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp.324-325).

Price: $1,800.00

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