by WOLFF, Christian [Wolfius, Christiani; Christiani Wolfii] (1679-1754).
Genevae:: Henricum-Alberum Gosse & Socios., 1743- 17. -1752. hardcover. 5 volumes. 4to. xxii, 518; [iii]-viii, 396; viii, 581; viii, 374;. [viii], , 3-501 pp. Head and tail-pieces, engr. frontispiece. portrait of the author (sl. loss to outer margin, lower corner), and. PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WITH 165 ENGRAVED PLATES (on 163 sheets): [I]:. 31 folding engraved plates (facing p.94 [I], p.210 [I-XI], p.232 [I-. II], p.518 [I-IV, I-XIII]); [II]:  folding engraved plates = 1-. 14a+b, 15-18, , 3, 8; [III]:  folding engraved plates = 7, 6,. 7, 12, 4, 15; [IV]:  folding engraved plates 5, 5, 5, 11, 22 [on. 20 sheets, nos. X+XI, XVII+XVI are the combined pls.]; [V]: 4 folding. engraved plates; foxed and/or with related stains, water-damage. heavily affecting preliminaries of vols. I, II, IV, V, as well as the. final plate section, each margin both stained and with paper damage.. Original full mottled calf, elaborated gilt-stamped decorative spine.. Provenance: verso of title inscribed with the ownership name of. Â“J.C.H. Gebauer, Dr., Hamburg, 1826Â”; front free endleaves signed. Â“SchmidtÂ”. Good.. Early edition of the authorÂ’s principle work on the mathematical philosophy of all science. The work is divided into sections offering material on the principles of mathematics, including: proportion, logarithms, fractions, the elements of geometry, triangles, circles, solids, trigonometry, Â“irrationalÂ” mathematics, determinants, algebra, tangents, quadratures, curves; elements of mechanics and statics, gravity, motion of the pendulum, oscillations, simple machines, application to machinery, aerometry, hydraulics; fundamentals of optics, color theory, vision, perspective, conics, dioptric (light refraction), telescopes, microscopes (pls. IX & X show microscopes), circumference, astronomy (including the Sun & Moon), planetary system, eclipse (lunar & solar), comets; elements of geography and hydrography, nautical or marine applications, chronology, calendars, civil architecture, sun dials, lunar and star clocks, gnomonics, pyrotechnics, fire as used for war (canons), military architecture (fortresses), ichnographic applications (architectural drawing). The fifth volume is really an addenda to the first four volumes. It was first issued in the Halle in 1715 and again in 1730-33. Wolff, eminent German philosopher, Â“His main achievement was a complete oeuvre on almost every scholarly subject of his time, displayed and unfolded according to his demonstrative-deductive, mathematical method, which perhaps represents the peak of Enlightenment rationality in Germany.Â” Â– Wikip. It was during the writing of this book that Wolff was in frequent contact with Leibniz, who helped considerably to advance his career. Â¶ Christian Wolff (1679Â–1754) [aka Christian von Wolfius], a native of A native of Breslau (Bratislava), a professor at Leipzig and Halle, Â“was a Rationalist philosopher of the German Enlightenment. His corpus includes over 26 titles, spanning more than 42 quarto volumes, with contributions primarily in the areas of mathematics and philosophy. He is often regarded as the central historical figure who links the philosophical systems of Leibniz and Kant. Although WolffÂ’s influence was largely isolated to German schools and universities during and shortly after his lifetime, he did receive some international acclaim. He was a nonresident member of all four major European scientific academies: the Royal Society of London in 1709; the Berlin Academy in 1711; the St Petersburg Academy in 1725; and the Paris Academy in 1733. To his credit, he is the first philosopher recognized to furnish Germans with a complete system of philosophy in their own language (Beck 1969, 274).Â” Â– SEP. Â¶ PROVENANCE: Dr. J.C.H. Gebauer of Hamburg, was author/contributor with J. Lohser, Ikonograph: ein neuerfundenes Zeichman-Instrument, in seinen Zwecte dem Pantographen ahnlich; Dr. J. C. W. GebauerÂ’s AuflĂ¶sungsmethode biquadratischer Gleichungen, Hamburg: in Commission in der HeroldÂ’schen Buchhandlung, 1832. See: Christian Daniel Beck, Allgemeines Repertorium der neuesten in- und auslĂ¤ndischen Literatur fĂĽr 1827, Volume 1827, Issue 2, p. 433. Â¶ See: Â“WolffÂ” by Matt Hettche in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [SEP]. . 3 (Inventory #: S13127)
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