Item #000010716 Lettres a une Princesse D'Allegmagne sur Divers Sujets de Physique et de Philosophie [= Letters to a German Princess on Different Subjects in Physics and Philosophy]. Leonhard Euler.
Lettres a une Princesse D'Allegmagne sur Divers Sujets de Physique et de Philosophie [= Letters to a German Princess on Different Subjects in Physics and Philosophy]

Lettres a une Princesse D'Allegmagne sur Divers Sujets de Physique et de Philosophie [= Letters to a German Princess on Different Subjects in Physics and Philosophy]

Berne: Chez la Société Typographique, 1775. Later edition. Hardcover. 3 vol. 8vo. [3], iv-viii, [1], 2-309, [3]; [3], iv-viii, [1], 2-315, [3]; [3], iv-x, [1], 2-351, [3] pp. Contemporary calf with the spines in six compartments, each spine with gilt decorations and with two maroon morocco labels lettered in gilt; all edges decoratively stained red. Decorative pastedowns and endpapers. Title pages with the publisher's device. The first two volumes illustrated with four folding plates bound at the end, volume three with eleven folding plates bound at the end. Brunet 216. Graesse 518. MacTutor, "Leonhard Euler". Euler was a Swiss mathematician, classical scholar, astronomer, physicist, and was learned in many other fields. He was a prolific author and is widely recognized as the greatest mathematician of the 18th century. This work is based on an extended correspondence between Euler and Friederike Charlotte and her younger sister Louise (both of the Prussian royal family) on scientific, mathematical, and philosophical subjects. First published in St. Petersburg (in French) in 1768 (volumes one and two) and in 1772 (volume three) and in Leipzig in 1770 (all three volumes), this is one of three editions published in Geneva, Bern, and Paris in 1775. An attractive example of this popular and influential scientific work from one of the principal figures of the Age of Enlightenment. Very Good. Item #000010716

Volume one shows traces of wear to its boards, including a small hole to its rear joint; a modern bookplate on each front pastedown.

Price: $1,500.00

See all items by