Lot 467: Gauss (Carl Friedrich)



2015-07-08 11:47:19

Lot 467: Gauss (Carl Friedrich). Dioptrische Untersuchungen, 1st edition, Gottingen, 1841, title frayed at inner margin and completely relined, 34 pp., some spotting and browning throughout, bound with Beitrage zur Theorie der algebraischen Gleichungen, 1st edition, Gottingen, 1849, 34 pp., lithographed plate at rear, some browning throughout, IGG bookplate to front pastedown, later boards with crude tape repair and manuscript label to spine, some edge and corner wear, slim 4to. The first work was Gauss's last significant scientific contribution and has been called his greatest work by his scientific biographer Clemens Schafer. (1) Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History, Early Printed Books, Maps, Globes & Decorative Prints, Science & Mathematics, Bookbinding Equipment Auction July 2015 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: £300-500
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