1838 · Bruxelles:
by MONTFERRIER, Alexandre Andre Victor Sarrazin de (1792-1863).
Bruxelles:: Librairie Classique et Mathematique d'Alex de Mat; Librairie Militaire de J.-B. Petit [supplement], 1838, 1840., 1838. 3 volumes. 4to. viii, 584; 620, ; [iv], 488,  pp. 58 + 22 fine engraved plates, tables. Contemporary half blind- and gilt-stamped calf, marbled boards, raised bands, marbled edges [vol. I & II], speckled edges [vol. III]; corners showing. Near fine complete set. One of the first dictionaries of applied mathematics, with a number of nicely detailed plates showing the technology and scientific understanding of the time, including engravings of large telescopes, compasses, early steam engines, constellations, and various principles of geometry. The supplement contains additional articles on geodesy, trigonometry, and astronomy by Louis Puissant (1769-1843). Both Montferrier and Puissant were members of l'Academie des Sciences. REFERENCES: Poggendorf Vol. II, p. 195.
(Inventory #: RW1183)