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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    BOSCOVICH, Ruggiero Giuseppe (1711-1787). Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium ... nunc ... perpolita, et aucta. Venice: Remondini, 1763. 4° (261 x 203mm). Title in red and black with engraved vignette, 4 folding engraved plates (title a little soiled, quire Qq misbound). Contemporary vellum, title in gilt on spine (head of spine a little worn). Provenance: George Wilbraham of Delamere House (bookplate) -- C.A. Kofoid (bookplate).

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    BOSCOVICH, Ruggiero Giuseppe (1711-1787). Theoria philosophiae naturalis redacta ad unicam legem virium in natura existentium ... nunc ... perpolita, et aucta. Venice: Remondini, 1763. 4° (261 x 203mm). Title in red and black with engraved vignette, 4 folding engraved plates (title a little soiled, quire Qq misbound). Contemporary vellum, title in gilt on spine (head of spine a little worn). Provenance: George Wilbraham of Delamere House (bookplate) -- C.A. Kofoid (bookplate).

    Third (first Venetian) edition of Boscovich's fundamental work in the history of scientific thought, a precursor of modern atomic theory, by the eminent Dalmatian Jesuit mathematician and polymath. Riccardi I, 180


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