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[Diderot, Denis (1713-1784)]
LETTRE SUR LES AVEUGLES, A L’USAGE DE CEUX QUI VOYENT. LONDON [I.E. PARIS], 1749
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[Diderot, Denis (1713-1784)]
LETTRE SUR LES AVEUGLES, A L’USAGE DE CEUX QUI VOYENT. LONDON [I.E. PARIS], 1749
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[Diderot, Denis (1713-1784)]
LETTRE SUR LES AVEUGLES, A L’USAGE DE CEUX QUI VOYENT. LONDON [I.E. PARIS], 1749
8vo (158 x 92mm.), 6 engraved plates, instructions to bookbinders leaf at end, contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt, red edges, joints worn with slight loss

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bought from Roger Gaskell, Warboys, 1993, Catalogue 7, item 25, £800

出版

Tomash & Williams D47; ESTC n033493; Anton Gerrits, "A short contribution towards better bibliographical recording of important eighteenth-century publications" in Quaerendo 18 (1988), pp.286-297; David Adams, Bibliographie des oeuvres de Denis Diderot, 1739-1900 (Ferney-Voltaire 2000), II, pp.215-218 no. LG1

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This essay illustrates a system, devised by the blind Nicholas Saunderson, to represent both numbers and geometric figures by means of pins stuck into a board in pre-drilled holes. Owing to the author's expressed denial of the existence of God, the book was suppressed, and the writer served six months in prison.

Four different editions are known, each dated 1749 and declaring the place of publication to be "A Londres". Three of these editions were printed in France, two probably by a printer named Simon, with their clandestine sale in the hands of Durand, one of the publishers of the Encylopédie; the fourth most likely was published at Amsterdam by Marc Michel Rey. All four editions have the same pagination, however their title-pages differ slightly, they have different vignettes on p.3, and other dissimilarities. According to the studies of Anton Gerrits and David Adams, the present edition is the earliest.

厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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