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Sale 2343 Lot 61
EULER, LEONHARD. Opuscula varii argumenti. Volumes 1 and 3 (of 3). 6 folding engraved plates, , 300 pages; 5 folding engraved plates, , 165 pages. Together, 2 volumes. 4to, 211x175 mm, contemporary boards, spine darkened, joints and cover edges worn; and 207x167 mm, contemporary sheep gilt, top of spine chipped, covers slightly warped; some toning, light marginal dampstaining in second volume, split between Oo3 and Oo4. Berlin: Ambrosius Haude & Johann Carl Spener, 1746-51
Estimate $1,000 - 2,000
first edition of a collection of writings on physics, planetary motion, physical optics, matter, mechanics, and magnetism. Pages 137-68 of Volume 1 contain the first complete printing of Tabulae astronomicae solis & lunae, "the earliest published astronomical tables incorporating perturbations deduced analytically from the inverse-square law of gravitation" (BEA); an excerpt had appeared in 1745. BEA, page 347; Eneström 80, 156; Houzeau & Lancaster 3482.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $688