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Stephan Hatvani
Stephan Hatvani / Introductio ad principia 1757 First Edition #2782
Debrecen: Gregory Kallai Per Gregorium Kallai, 1757. Introductio ad principia Stephan Hatvani. First Edition (8, A-T8). xv, [1 errata], 304p. Folding table at end, text cuts. Text in Latin. "Hatvani (1718 - 1786) was one of the well-known professors of the Calvinist College of Debrecen. His interesting and colorful character stirred the imagination of writers and poets, who invented stories about Hatvani's scientific experiments in order to attribute [to] him magic power. He got the name Hungarian Faust...Hatvani was the first professor at the Calvinist College who made physical and chemical experiments at his lectures. He lectured on mathematics, geometry, philosophy, physics, and astronomy..."--Tunde Kanotor-Varga, Mathematical Gems of Debrecen. Hatvani studied mathematics with J. & D. Bernoulli. This [Thumbnails Below] Introductio ad principia Author: Hatvani, Stephan [Istvan] Publication: Debrecen: Gregory Kallai [Per Gregorium Kallai], 1757 Edition: First Edition Binding: Hardcover Condition: First edition (first printing). Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, spine banded, some wear, joints cracking; ownership inscription of Samuelis Cseb Szombatis, dated March 29, 1776 in Debrecen on the front free endpaper; note on rear blank in same hand. Description: (8, A-T8). xv, [1 errata], 304p. Folding table at end, text cuts. Text in Latin. "Hatvani (1718 - 1786) was one of the well-known professors of the Calvinist College of Debrecen. His interesting and colorful character stirred the imagination of writers and poets, who invented stories about Hatvani's scientific … [Click Below for Full Description]
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