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Letters of Euler on Different Subjects in Natural Philosophy Addressed to  a German Princess, Vol. II Only of… by  John  David; Griscom - First American Edition - 1833 - from Old Saratoga Books (SKU: 38140)

Letters of Euler on Different Subjects in Natural Philosophy Addressed to a German Princess, Vol. II Only of Two Volumes

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Letters of Euler on Different Subjects in Natural Philosophy Addressed to a German Princess, Vol. II Only of Two Volumes

by Euler, Leonhard; Brewster, David; Griscom, John

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NY: J. & J. Harper. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn, corners rounded, some . light foxing to first and last several leaves.. 1833. First American Edition. Hardcover. Red blindstamped cloth with elaborate gilt design and red leather gilt-stamped lettering piece on spine. Notes and life of Euler by Brewster and additional notes by John Griscom. This is volume two of a two-volume collection of published letters by 18th century Swiss mathematician and scientist Leonhard Euler. While working at the Berlin Academy, he was asked by King Frederick the Great to tutor one of his nieces in what was then termed "natural philosophy" which we now divide into the various disciplines of astronomy, physics, and philosophy. The letters were originally published in 1768, but were not translated into English until 1823. They were first published in America by J. & J. Harper in this 1833 edition and as volumes in their Harper's Family Library series. The letters in this second volume were written in 1761-62 and concern philosophy, astronomy, optics, magnetics, longitude, electricity, weather, and the wonders of the human voice. Many figures. Glossary of scientific terms at rear. Contemporary owner signature of E. S. Chaffin (? ) Springfield, Mass, on front pastedown. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 436 pages .

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Bookseller
Old Saratoga Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
38140
Title
Letters of Euler on Different Subjects in Natural Philosophy Addressed to a German Princess, Vol. II Only of Two Volumes
Author
Euler, Leonhard; Brewster, David; Griscom, John
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn, corners rounded, some light foxing to first and last several leaves.
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J. & J. Harper
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1833
Keywords
Natural Philosophy, OPTICS, Astronomy, 18th Century Science, TELESCOPES, PHYSICS, Leonhard Euler, Euler
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Science and Technology;
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Old Saratoga Books owners Dan and Rachel Jagareski have been selling books since 1996. After running an open shop for twenty years in the historic village of Schuylerville we now sell books online and at book fairs. We are members of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). Our specialties include books about history, science, cooking, children's books, and the arts. Rachel is a graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and has attended Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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