1772 · Paris:
by LA CAILLE, Abbe Nicolas-Louis de (1713-1762); Joseph-Francois Marie (1738-1801).
Paris:: Desaint, 1772., 1772. 8vo. xii, 432 pp. 8 engraved folding plates, decorative headpieces. Original mottled calf, gilt-decorated spine; shelf-worn, but otherwise near fine. Rubber-stamp "Lyon, 1777" and inked named of "Clavel" (p. 1), with another inscription. This edition is one of the posthumous editions edited by Marie of one of La Caille's most popular texts, one which was a best-seller and frequently translated. Glass points out that the 1758 edition was the "first to include a section on calculus." – Glass, (p. 21). / A math primer covering arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and differential and integral calculus, written by one of the pre-eminent astronomers of his age. La Caille was Professor of mathematics in the Mazarin College of the University of Paris, a staunch Newtonian, and the author of several influential textbooks. [FULL TITLE: Lecons Elementaires de Mathematiques. Nouvelle Edition, Augmentee de la resolution des Problemes indetermines, d'une Introduction a la Theorie des Equations des Degres superieurs, de la Methode inverse des Series, du Calcul Analytique des Logarithmes, de nouveaux Elemens de Geometrie, de Trigonometrie, & de Sections coniques, de la Description de plusieurs autres Courbes, & des Principes du Calcul Differentiel & du Calcul integral.]
(Inventory #: RW1147)