Lausanne and Geneva: Marc-Michel Bousquet, 1745.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #003605
Two parts in two volumes. 4to (235 x 180 mm). , xxviii, 484; , 492 pp., titles printed in red and black and with engraved vignettes, 23 folding engraved plates, lacking the frontispiece portrait as often. Bound in uniform contemporary full vellum, gilt titles on red morocco spine labels, red-dyed edges, boards with central supralibros (spine label of vol. II chipped with loss of letters, minor dust-soiling, a few worm holes to pastedowns). Text with minor uneven browning, the plates generally toned stronger, occasional minor spotting, p. vii/viii in vol. I and p. 441/2 in vol. II with paper flaw (small hole) costing a few letters of a word on each side, occasional paper flaws elsewhere not affecting text. Provenance: Sydney Ross (bookplate to front pastedown of vol. I). Still very good copy. ----
Babson 196; Ravier 427; Honeyman 1975. FIRST EDITION of this important work that contains the main arguments in Leibniz's favor in the dispute over priority claims between Leibniz and Isaac Newton over the invention of calculus, supported by the correspondence between Leibnitz and Bernoulli. - Visit our website to see more images!
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