Title: Oeuvres Philosophiques et Mathematiques de Mr. G.J. 's Gravesande, 1774. Premiere Parte
Author: Willem Jacob van Gravesande, Jean Nicolas Sebastien Allamand
Publisher: A Amsterdam, Chez Marc Michel Rey
A late 18th century edition of the Philosophical and Mathematical Works of Willem Jacob van Gravesande, focusing on perspective, use of the dark room, Newton's commentary, and more. This is the first of two volumes.
There are 28 folding plates present, showcasing different mathematical perspectives and theorems. Some of the pages are uncut.
Dutch mathematician and natural philosopher, Gravesande is chiefly remembered for developing experimental demonstrations of the laws of classical mechanics and the first experimental measurement of kinetic energy.
One volume in folio, LXIIII+(12)+317 pages, 22 plates
This volume is in good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding, and peeling to the spine. There is minor foxing throughout.