Strassburg: Johannis Reinholdi Dulseckeri, 1738.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #003373
4to (260 x 204 mm). , 304 pp. Title and first text page with large engraved vignette, first dedication leaf verso with large woodcut intitial, 12 folding engraved plates by I.M. Weis bound at end. Signatures: [pi]4 A-2P4. Contemporary full vellum, gilt-lettered spine label, red-dyed edges, xylographic endpapers (upper board repaired at fore-edge, very minor rubbing and soiling of vellum). Lower edge of plates uncut. Text with light even browning, occasional minor spotting, pale dampstain to plate VI, but generally crisp and clean throughout. Excellent, wide-margined copy. ----
Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, pp. 34-35. Norman 215, PMM 179 (mentioned). - FIRST EDITION of Daniel Bernoulli's most important work, the foundation of modern hydrodynamics (a term first employed in this book), and containing his formulae for calculating the velocity, duration and quantity of liquid issuing from an opening in a container. Other chapters deal with water oscillations, a theory of machinery (including an extensive treatment of the screw of Archimedes) and an important section which introduces his kinetic gas theory. - Visit our website to see more images!
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