Lot 479: Prony (Gaspard, Baron Riche de )

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Lot 479: Prony (Gaspard, Baron Riche de ). Mecanique Philisophique, ou Analyses Raisonnee des Diverses Parties de la Science de l'equilibre et du Mouvement, Paris, an VIII, [1800], half-title, 2 pp. errata at rear, initialled near-contemporary presentation inscription to title, 'Au C. Bichot, eleve Delaparc du Conseil a l'Ecole Polytechnique, B', small Ecole Polytechnique inkstamp and withdrawn stamp beneath, IGG bookplate to front pastedown, later cloth-backed boards, paper label remains to spine, sticky back plastic covering to spine, 4to. Provenance: The recipient was Claude Auguste Gabriel Bichot (1802-1863) who became Second Lieutenant in 1822. According to a pencil note by Grattan-Guinness at the foot of the title the initial B will be that of [Baron] Bouchu [1771-1839]. This is the first edition with half-title for 'Journal de l'Ecole Polytechnique, tome III'. (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: £150-200
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