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BERNOULLI, Johann I (1667-1748). Opera omnia. Edited by Gabriel Cramer (1704-1752). Lausanne & Geneva: Marci-Michaelis Bousquet, 1742.
4 volumes, 4o (245 x 195 mm). Titles printed in red and black; half-title in vol. II only. Engraved title-page vignettes, fine engraved portraits of the author and Frederick III of Prussia by G.F. Schmidt in vol. I, 91 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf gilt (one cover with surface worn, some wear at edges). Provenance: W.T.T. (bookplate in 3 volumes).
First complete edition of the collected works. Johann Bernoulli I "did much to spread the calculus in Europe. His range included physics, chemistry, and astronomy in addition to mathematics. On the applied side ... [Bernoulli] contributed extensively to optics, wrote on the theory of the tides and the mathematical theory of ship sails, and enunciated the principle of virtual displacements in mechanics" (Bell, Men of Mathematics pp. 159-160). A CLEAN SET. Norman 217. (4)
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