first edition Full Calf
1696 · Paris
by L'Hospital, Guillaume Francois Antoine, Marquis de St.-Mesme
Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1696. First edition. Full Calf. Near Fine. 4to. (20),181,(3)pp. Illustrated with an armorial engraving on title page, 4 engraved vignettes, and 11 copper engraved folding plates. Cont. full mottled calf, gilt spine, hinges a bit rubbed. Short splits at top of hinges. A few old rubber stamps from the library of the College of Jesus in Poitiers, France. Except for the slight discoloration of a few leaves, a very nice copy. The first complete treatise on differential calculus, and as such, a mathematical milestone. The Marquis de l'Hospital (1661-1704) was among the earliest pupils of John Bernoulli, and put together this treatise explaining his teacher's principles and methods. Norman 1345. Honeyman 2006.
(Inventory #: 7338)