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Mascheroni, Lorenzo (1750-1800)
2 WORKS, ONE IN ITALIAN AND ONE IN FRENCH, COMPRISING:
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Mascheroni, Lorenzo (1750-1800)
2 WORKS, ONE IN ITALIAN AND ONE IN FRENCH, COMPRISING:
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Mascheroni, Lorenzo (1750-1800)
2 WORKS, ONE IN ITALIAN AND ONE IN FRENCH, COMPRISING:
La geometria del compasso. Pavia: heirs of Pietro Galeazzi, 1797, FIRST EDITION, 8vo (222 x 130mm.), 14 folding engraved plates, contemporary wrappers, uncut, (bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1989), occasional slight spotting, some damp-staining (heavier on pp.21-28), some wear to binding

Géométrie du compas. Paris: Duprat, 1798, FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, 8vo (196 x 120mm.), half-title, 14 folding engraved plates, 4pp. adverts at end, contemporary calf, spine gilt, (bought from Bernard Maille, Paris, 1995), occasional slight spotting, binding slightly worn


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Literature

Tomash & Williams M56, M57; Riccardi ii, 133

Catalogue Note

First edition and first French edition of Mascheroni’s most important book, in which he proves that any geometrical construction that can be performed using ruler and compasses can be carried out by means of compasses alone.

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