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12 early mathematics papers  

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Twelve mid-19th century works on mathematics


Various places


Various dates


Booklets in wrappers, including offprints, treatises, etc.


  • Beguelin, Nicolas de. Application du principe de la raison suffisante à la démonstration d'un théoreme de M. Fermat sur les nombres polygonaux, qui n'a point encore été démontré.Pp. 387-428, from Nouveau Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres. Probably an author's offprint, with later wrappers. OCLC/WorldCat lists only one copy, no location given. [Berlin: Voss, 1774].
  • Ballu, Victor. Transformation raisonnée des dix chiffres appliquée à l'arithmétique, à la géographie et à l'histoire. 20, [3] pp. Original printed wrappers (old rubberstamps on front wrapper, minor stains.). OCLC/WorldCat lists only one copy, at the Bibliotheque Nationals de France. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, [1872].
  • Janni, V. Sur la Série Binomiale. 6 pp. Plain wrappers (chipped). No copies listed in OCLC/WorldCat. Rome: Impremerie des Sciences Mathématiques et Physiques, 1874.
  • Minarelli, Cammillo. Dimostrazione del Quinto Postulato d'Euclide. 2 copies. 20 pp. Folding engraved plate of diagrams. Plain wrappers. No copies listed in OCLC/WorldCat. Bologna: Pei Tipi Nobili e Comp, 1826.
  • Roselli, Giuseppe. Delle parallele. 2 copies. 31 pp. Printed wrappers (detached on one volume). OCLC/WorldCat lists only 1 copy. Napoli: Stamperia del Fibreno, 1874.
  • Valeriani, Valeriano. L' infinito nelle scienze matematiche e naturali. 119 pp. Printed wrappers. Inscribed by the author in ink at the top of front wrapper. OCLC/WorldCat lists only 3 copies. Padova: Tip. alla Minerva dei Fratelli Salmin, 1881.
  • Göpel, Adolph. De aequationibus secundi gradus indeterminatis. Dissertatio inauguralis... XVIII m. martii MDCCCXXXV. 25, [4] pp. 19.8x12 cm. (7¾x4¾"), unbound, held together with old paper along spine, with shelf labels. First Edition. Berolini: Typis Nietackianis, 1835. Dissertation by the German mathematician Adolph Gustav Goepel for doctor of philosophy at the University of Berlin. OCLC/WorldCat lists ten copies worldwide.
  • Weber, Otto. "De Numero Platonis" - pp. 1-32 in Programm vom Schuljahre 1861/62 als Einladung zu den am 7. und 8. April 1862 in der Aula des Gymnasiums statt findenden öffentlichen Prüfungen und Schlussfeierlichkeiten. [2], 40 pp. 28x21.5 cm. (11x8½"), original printed wrappers. First Edition. Cassel; Hof-und Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei, 1862. Notable for Otto Weber's study of Plato's number, enigmatically referred to by Plato in his dialogue the Republic, and causing much dispute and discussion by mathematicians and philosophers from the ancients to this day. Quite rare - OCLC/WorldCat lists only the copy at the University of Oxford.
  • Lobachevsky, Nikolai Ivanovich. Pangeometria, o Sunto di Geometria Fondata sopra una teoria generale e rigorosa delle parallele. Pp. 273-350 in Volume V of Giornale di matematiche ad uso degli studenti delle università italiane. Whole volume offered, [4], 380 pp. 28x19.3 cm. (11x7½"), original printed wrappers. Napoli: Benedetto Pellerano Editore/Libreria scientifica industriale, 1867. First translation into Italian, and one of the earliest printings altogether, of Lobachevsky's Pangeometry, Lobachevsky's final work on non-Euclidean geometry, which he wrote in 1855. (Text block with a partial split.)
  • Delègue, Jules-César-Honoré. Essai sur les travaux de Pascal touchant la géométrie infinitésimale et la formule du binome. 38 pp, blank leaf. 22.2x14.2 cm. (8¾x5½"), original rear wrapper (front wrapper not present). First Edition. Dunkerque: B. Kien, 1869. Author's offprint or the first separate printing. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by the author at the top of the title-page: "A Monsieur Chasles Member de l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, Hommage... de l'auteur Delègue." The recipient, Michel Floréal Chasles (1793-1880) was a French mathematician whose most notable early work was his 1837 study "Historical view of the origin and development of methods in geometry." The present volume is a significant analysis of Infinitesimal geometry and binomial formula. OCLC/WorldCat lists only two copies, at the Universitat Leipzig and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Together, 12 items.

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