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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. First edition; small 4to; text in Italian, woodcut device to title, woodcut headpiece and initials, woodcut diagram to text, contemporary ink inscription to first blank leaf, scattered light foxing; contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered in manuscript, binding slightly loose but holding, light soiling and dampstaining to covers, slight worming, lacking ties, a good copy overall; collation: A-V4.

    £2,500
  3. First edition; 4to, (20.3 x 15.5 cm); woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, some light marginal waterstains, title page slightly browned; later full calf, gilt lettering to spine on red and black morocco labels, spine in compartments, ruled in gilt, some light rubbing to extremities, red speckled edges, housed in a modern brown card slipcase, overall an excellent copy; [16], 268, [4], 269-547 [i.e. 549], [3]pp.

    £9,500
  4. First edition; 4to (20.8 x 16 cm) 62 ll. ink stains to edges, slight warming to last two leaves, brief hand-written inscriptions in old ink to some pages in Hebrew and Latin; modern contemporary-style blind tooled panelled morocco. A lovely copy with particularly wide margins.

    £6,750
  5. First edition, 2 parts and supplement in 1 vol; folio (45 x 32.5 cm); hand-coloured double-page map by G. Guerra and 59 engraved hand-coloured plates after Pietro Fabris, the plates edged in black with grey washed margins including two engraved titles; contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, covers with gilt dentelles. NB. lacks first leaf of text in vol. I, else an excellent example.

    £110,000
  6. Number 6 of a limited edition of 124, folio (40 x 30 cm), 48 pp., unnumbered, with 2 original colour lithographs by Hans Richter, numbered and signed by the artist (loose as issued), text in parallel Italian and German, reproduction of the original manuscript of the poem, in fine condition, publisher's printed grey paper wrapper, loosely held within grey paper covered folder, housed in a matching slip-case, a little marked and dust-soiled.

    £750
 

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