Pierre Bourdin - Le cours de mathématique, contenant en cent figures [...] dédié à la noblesse - 1661

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Pierre Bourdin - Le cours de mathématique, contenant en cent figures [...] dédié à la noblesse - 1661
Astronomy, Illustrated, Mathematics, Science (general), War history - Quantity: 1 - Book

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

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
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
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1661
Edition
Reprint
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Simon Benard
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
188
Dimensions
20×13 cm
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