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“THE BIRTH OF ATOMIC PHYSICS” (PMM 203):
BOSCOVICH’S SCIENTIFIC THEORY
ENCOMPASSED IN ONE NATURAL LAW


BOSCOVICH, Rogerius Josephus. Philosophiae Naturalis Theoria Redacta ad Unicam Legem Virium in Natura Existentium. Vienna, In Officina Libraria Kaliwodiana, 1758.

A handsome example of the very rare 1758 first edition of Rogerius Josephus Boscovich’s (1711-87) Philosophiae Naturalis Theoria, a volume “now recognized as a fundamental influence on modern mathematical physics” (PMM 203), and a text whose impact was felt by such scientific luminaries as Joseph Priestly, Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Kelvin, J. J. Thompson, and Niels Bohr.
$115,000


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Briggs And Napier Come To The Continent
In A Contemporary Binding


BRIGGS, Henry / NAPIER, John / VLACQ, Adrian. Arithmetica Logarithmica sive Logarithmorum Chiliades Centrum, pro numeris naturali serie crescentobus ab Unitate ad 100000. Una cum Canone Triangulorum Seu Tabula Artificialium Sinuum, Tangentium & Secantium . Gouda, Petrus Rammasenius, 1628.

Rare editions of two works important for bringing the new computational technique of Briggs and Napier to the Continent.
$4,500


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Trigonometry For The Practicing Astronomer


CAGNOLI, Antonio. Trigonometria Piana e Sferica. Paris, Francesco Ambrogio Didot, 1786.

First edition of, according to Lalande, the best book of the period on trigonometry and its application to astronomy.
$975


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CAMPANELLA’S DEFENCE OF GALILEO,
WRITTEN FOR THE TRIAL OF 1616


CAMPANELLA, Tomasso. Apologia pro Galileo, Mathematico Fiorentino. Ubi disquiritur, utrum ratio philosopahndi, quam Galileus celebrat, faveat sacris scripturis, an adversetur. . Frankfurt, Erasmus Kempffer for Godfried Tampach, 1622.

Scarce first edition of this important polemic: Campanella’s contribution to the defence of Galileo, written in 1616 during the latter’s first brush with the authorities but only published in 1622.
$15,000


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A SKIRMISH IN THE ITALIAN MATHEMATICS WARS


CARAVAGIO, Petro Paolo. In Geometria Male Restaurata ab authore A.S.L. rimae detectae a Petro Paolo Caravagio. Milan, Ludovici Montiae, 1650.

Extremely rare first and only edition of this polemical volume of Italian geometry, responding to recent appropriations of the work of great French mathematician François Viète.
$3,850


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