Naples: Tipografia Chianese, 1818.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003054
8vo (210 x 130 mm). xvi, 156 pp., including half-title, portrait frontispiece of the author, 5 folding letterpress tables and 3 folding engraved plates of diagrams. Bound in contemporary half polished calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt (light rubbing of extremities). Little browning of text, very minor occasional spotting, but generally crisp and clean. Provenance: Giancarlo Beltrame Library. ----
VERY RARE FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of Rossi's treatise on the angle trisection, a classical problem of compass and straightedge constructions of ancient Greek mathematics. It concerns construction of an angle equal to one third of a given arbitrary angle, using only two tools: an unmarked straightedge and a compass. Gaetano Rossi (1767-1826) was an Italian mathematician and lawyer. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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