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EULER. Methodus inveniendi Lineas Curvas.

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EULER. Methodus inveniendi Lineas Curvas.
 
EULER, Leonhard. Methodus inveniendi Lineas Curvas.
Lausanne et Génève, Marc-Michel Bousquet, 1744

In-4to, mm. 260x210; Cartonatura coeva alla rustica; pp. [4], 322, [2]; Vignetta in rame al Front.,  5 tavv. in rame ripiegate f.t. Un timbro di biblioteca estinta al frontespizio. Qualche brunitura, tracce di gora ai margini dei quaderni Y-H, buon esemplare in barbe.

Prima e rara edizione di quest’opera capitale di Eulero. Cajori: “[This work] displaying an amount of mathematical genius seldom rivalled, contained his researches on the calculus of variations [a subject afterwards improved by Lagrange], to the invention of which Euler was led by the study of isoperimetrical curves, the brachiostrochone in a resisting medium, and the theory of geodesics” Honeyman, n. 1060; Dibner, Heralds, n. 111; Horblit Library, n. 350; Zeitlinger, n. 1256; Cajori p. 249; Norman 731.
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