131. Laplace, Pierre-Simon

Starting bid: $300.00

Mecanique Celeste…translated with a Commentary, by Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D. [with A Memoir of the Translator, by his Son, Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch]. 3 engraved portraits; profusion of equations and tables. 4 volumes bound in 5, including appendix to Volume III. 4to, publisher’s cloth or cloth-backed boards, printed paper spine-labels, uncut; shelf-wear, several joints partially split, signatures e-f of the Memoirs (Vol. IV) incorrectly replaced with signatures E-F of the preface, generally a clean, sound, unsophisticated set. SOLD-AS-IS.

 

Boston, 1829-34 [600/900]

 

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. “This translation…had a threefold purpose: to supply steps omitted from the original text, to incorporate later results, and to give credits omitted by Laplace.” – Bibliotheca Mecanica, page 198.

 

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Item condition: Used

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Auction ends: April 30, 2019 10:00 am
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Starting bid: $300.00

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