All editions of this work are very rare. 2 Vols in 1.
The work though contains 90 pages with plates (and 1 table ) and not 100 as claimed in the title.
These 90 plates, is more than described in OCLC (87 plates). There is a 100% match between this book and the copy in BNF Gallica.
"L'optique, comprenant la cognoissance de l'oeil, de la lumiere, et des couleurs" has separate titlepage.
Printer's device on title pages. Printer's headpieces. Engraved initials. Pages numbered until 186 (2x) and the last page is unnumbered (extrait du privilegedu Roy)
Condition: Good. Spine renewed/restored. Well preserved with some browning and spotting and some small tears. Some pages with waterstain in inner under margin not affecting the text.
Old engraving on page 50 is curious, mounted on original engraving !
Bourdin (1595-1653) was a Jesuit teacher of mathematics at the Collège de Clermont in Paris in the 1630s. There was a great dispute between Bourdin and Descartes about Descartes book the Meditations on First Philosophy
- Number of Books
- Astronomy, Illustrated, Mathematics, Science (general), War history
- Author/ Illustrator
- Pierre Bourdin
- Book Title
- Le cours de mathématique, contenant en cent figures [...] dédié à la noblesse
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Simon Benard
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 20×13 cm