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  1. 11 vols in all, comprising: I) Fisica de' Corpi Ponderabili: first edition; 4 vols, thick 8vo; 18 folding plates, scattered light foxing, slight toning to leaves; II) Opuscoli Matematici e Fisici: first edition; 2 vols in one, 4to; 2 folding plates, scattered light foxing; III) Mémoire sur la Dispersion de la Lumière: first edition; 4to; numerous tables to text, many full-page, some browning to leaves; IV) Traité des fonctions elliptiques et des intégrales eulériennes: first edition; 3 vols, 4to; 4 folding plates, some leaves browned, scattered light foxing; V) Géométrie Descriptive: fifth edition; 4to; 28 folding plates, light dampstaining to prelims, scattered light foxing; VI) Mécanique Analytique: first edition; 4to; 4 folding plates, scattered light foxing, light dampstaining to plates; contemporary half vellum (7 vols) and full vellum (4 vols), bound to match, red and green morocco title labels with gilt lettering, gilt tooling to spines, light wear to extremities, overall an attractive set.

    £30,000
  2. Third Basel edition; 4to; text in Latin, some Greek type throughout, woodcut device to title, larger version on last page, woodcut headpieces and initials, numerous woodcut diagrams to text, illegible contemporary ink inscription to title, scattered light foxing, some browning to leaves, occasional light dampstaining; 18th-century full vellum, gilt lettering to spine on a tan ground, light soiling and warping to boards, blue edges, overall a very good copy.

    £3,750
 

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