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Auction archive: Lot number 453

EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783) Theoria motuum planetarum et com...

Estimate
£1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,242 - US$1,864
Price realised:
£2,750
ca. US$3,417
Auction archive: Lot number 453

EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783) Theoria motuum planetarum et com...

Estimate
£1,000 - £1,500
ca. US$1,242 - US$1,864
Price realised:
£2,750
ca. US$3,417
Beschreibung:

EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783). Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum . Berlin: Ambrose Haude, 1744.
EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783). Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum . Berlin: Ambrose Haude, 1744. 4° (250 x 192mm). Engraved frontispiece and 4 folding engraved plates, with A4 bound as frontispiece and p. 188 as 187 as usual. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary boards, manuscript title on spine, uncut (extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION OF EULER'S FIRST TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY : ‘a fundamental work on calculation of orbits’ (DSB). It introduced new methods of investigating planetary perturbations and enabled progress in the accurate calculation of latitude and longitude. The great French mathematician Laplace advised to ‘read Euler’ as he is a ‘master of us all’. Houzeau & Lancaster 11948.

Auction archive: Lot number 453
Auction:
Datum:
30 Nov 2016
Auction house:
Christie's
London
Beschreibung:

EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783). Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum . Berlin: Ambrose Haude, 1744.
EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783). Theoria motuum planetarum et cometarum . Berlin: Ambrose Haude, 1744. 4° (250 x 192mm). Engraved frontispiece and 4 folding engraved plates, with A4 bound as frontispiece and p. 188 as 187 as usual. (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary boards, manuscript title on spine, uncut (extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION OF EULER'S FIRST TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY : ‘a fundamental work on calculation of orbits’ (DSB). It introduced new methods of investigating planetary perturbations and enabled progress in the accurate calculation of latitude and longitude. The great French mathematician Laplace advised to ‘read Euler’ as he is a ‘master of us all’. Houzeau & Lancaster 11948.

Auction archive: Lot number 453
Auction:
Datum:
30 Nov 2016
Auction house:
Christie's
London
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