London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
LAPLACE, Pierre Simon, marquis de (1749-1827). Oeuvres complètes. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1878-1912. 14 volumes, 4° (271 x 222mm). Half titles, engraved portrait of the author, 2 plates (occasional light spotting). Blue morocco by Petit-Simier, gilt arms of the Laplace family on sides, spines lettered in gilt, inner dentelles, top edges gilt other uncut (a few small scuff marks). Provenance: J.-B. DUMAS (1800-1884, famous chemist, library stamp on title). See also lot 22.
Collected works and definitive edition of one of 'the most influential scientists in all history. His career was important for his technical contributions to exact science, for the philosophical point of view he developed in the presentation of his work, and for the part he took in forming the modern scientific disciplines' (DSB). (14)
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