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Autograph. Guido GRANDI. Autograph letters.

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Autograph. Guido GRANDI. Autograph letters.
 Guido GRANDI.

Autograph letter to Mariangelo Fiacchi.Pisa, 17 Novembre 1741

?Finalmente questa sera mi fu condotto il tomo finalmente da seco di Benedettini di Venezia??

In 8vo, mm. 209x158. Letter in folded sheet, 4 pages, text of 12 lines on the first page, addressee on the last page: "Mariangelo Fiacchi, Classe Ravenna". Brown and black ink.Another page contains the address of the letter and in very small spelling, at the top right, there is the inscription: Grandi Guido Luigi. In the lot there is also the portrait within the oval of Grandi engraved by Giuseppe Pedrazzini. Good specimen.

Condition Report

One of the last letters written by the eminent mathematician. The letter is addressed to Fiacchi who became the librarian of the Camaldolese Order the same year, the order in which Grandi had entered in 1687: he refers to a volume arrived from Venice and quotes Angelo CalogerÓ. The volume in question is certainly the volume 51 of the '?Raccolta d'opuscoli scientifici, e filologici', Venice, Simone Occhi, 1741, direct publication by CalogerÓ, in which there was a geometric Epistle of the same Grandi. The mathematician was now devoid of strength and writes, referring to Calogera: "non gli posso pi¨ scrivere, avendo la mente imbrogliata, che non mi lascia discorrere di cosa alcuna". At the top, in black ink the same Fiacchi notes: "Pisa 17 Nov.bre 1741, questa Ŕ l?ultima scrittami, essendo morto nel 1742".
wed 29 November 2023
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