Essai sur la Théorie des Nombres [with] Supplément a l'essai sur la Théorie des Nombres.
Paris, chez Courcier, 1808; 1816.
'As an analyst, Legendre enriched mathematics by important contributions mainly on elliptic integrals, theory of numbers, attraction of ellipsoids and least squares [...] His researches on the theory of numbers, together with the numerous scattered fragments on the theory of numbers due to his predecessors in this line, were arranged as far as possible into a systematic whole.' (Cajori, A History of Mathematics, 1999).
Second edition; 2 works in one vol., 4to; one folding engraved plate, 10 mathematical tables, some toning to leaves, scattered light foxing; contemporary half brown straight-grained morocco over marbled boards, green morocco spine label with gilt lettering, spine gilt in compartments, light wear to extremities, yellow edges, a very good copy; xxiii, , 480, ; 62, , [4, ads]pp.
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