Strassburg: Johann Heinrich Decker for Johann Reinhold Dulsecker, 1738.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #003840
4to (240 x 185 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. Modern full vellum, gilt-lettered morocco spine label, brown-sprinkled edges, new endpapers. Text and plates with light uneven browning and pale staining in places, occasional minor spotting, title-leaf with longer clean tear (no loss) and torn blank portion at fore-margin just touching the engraved vignette repaired with paper. Generally crisp and clean throughout. Collated and complete. ----
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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