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Bernoulli, Jakob (1655-1705)
ARS CONJECTANDI, OPUS POSTHUMUM. ACCEDIT TRACTATUS DE SERIEBUS INFINITIS, ET EPISTOLA GALLICÈ SCRIPTA DE LUDO PILÆ RETICULARIS. BASEL: JOHANN RUDOLPH & EMANUEL THURNEYSEN, 1713
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Bernoulli, Jakob (1655-1705)
ARS CONJECTANDI, OPUS POSTHUMUM. ACCEDIT TRACTATUS DE SERIEBUS INFINITIS, ET EPISTOLA GALLICÈ SCRIPTA DE LUDO PILÆ RETICULARIS. BASEL: JOHANN RUDOLPH & EMANUEL THURNEYSEN, 1713
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Bernoulli, Jakob (1655-1705)
ARS CONJECTANDI, OPUS POSTHUMUM. ACCEDIT TRACTATUS DE SERIEBUS INFINITIS, ET EPISTOLA GALLICÈ SCRIPTA DE LUDO PILÆ RETICULARIS. BASEL: JOHANN RUDOLPH & EMANUEL THURNEYSEN, 1713
FIRST EDITION, 4to (213 x 175mm.), 2 folding letterpress tables, folding woodcut plate, contemporary carta rustica, last leaf frayed
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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1993

Literature

Tomash & Williams B143; Dibner 110; Horblit 12; Norman 216; PMM 179; VD18 10312927

Catalogue Note

Bernoulli’s most famous work, on series and probability, published posthumously. In many cases Bernoulli uses examples from games of chance to illustrate his theories.

“[The] last section also contains some comments on jeu de paume—a game similar to modern tennis having little to do with the major topic of the work. This is Jacob’s thinly disguised satirical response to some caustic criticisms made earlier of his views on scholarly logic” (Tomash & Williams).

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