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Miscellanea Philosophico-Mathematica Societatis Privatae Taurinensis.

[Followed by:] Mélanges de Philosophie et de Mathématique de la Société Royale de Turin.

Stock Code 106947

Turin, Tipografia Regia, 1759-1773.

Original price $29,171.00 - Original price $29,171.00
Original price
$29,171.00 - $29,171.00
Current price $29,171.00
The 5 complete volumes of the Miscellanea Taurinensis, all first editions, containing some major texts by Lagrange, Euler, Cigna, Giovanni Battista Gaber, Michele Antonio Piazza, Haller, M. le Comte Saluce, Condorcet and others. The volumes contain numerous treatises among which are the renowned Lagrange theories on the calculus of variations and mechanics.

The collation, including plate count, corresponds to the digitised copy in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Conte Carlo Baldassare Perrone di San Martino was the Sardinian resident minister in Great Britain between 1749 and 1755. In 1777 he was appointed Regent of the Secretariat for Foreign Affairs and in 1779 he became First Secretary. In the same year, he was appointed to the Order of the Annunziata, the pinnacle of the honours system in the Kingdom of Italy. His bookplate, present here in all five volumes, shows the collar badge of the Order depicting Our Lady of the Annunciation.

First editions; 5 vols, 4to, (23 x 17 cm); half-titles, engraved and woodcut vignettes to titles, large engraved headpiece at beginning of text, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, numerous engraved plates bound at the end of each volume, mathematical equations throughout, scattered light foxing, few small marginal repairs to final leaves of final volume, without loss; contemporary marbled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, speckled edges, marbled endpapers, corners slightly rubbed.

Provenance: Conte Carlo Baldassare Perrone di San Martino (bookplate to verso of title in all 5 volumes).


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