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CASTEL, Louis-Bertrand || [NEWTON - DESCARTES}
Le vrai système de physique générale de M. Isaac Newton exposé et analysé en parallèle avec celui de Descartes
Claude-François Simon, Paris, 1743. Plein veau de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Un volume in quarto (253x187 mm), (4)-520 pages et 3 planches dépliantes. Reliure frottée, coiffes et coins abîmés. Mouillures surtout en début et fin d'ouvrage. Accrocs en marge de la planche 2. Édition originale de cet ouvrage dans lequel Castel réfute le système de Newton en faveur de celui de son compatriote Descartes. Babson [45 : "Castel was a jesuit, living first at Toulouse and later in Paris. He was a member of the Royal Society and wrote a number of books, all dealing with mathematics and physics. In an earlier work on "L'optique des couleurs", Castel rejected Newton's theory of colors and established one of his own which in some respects resembled Goethe's. Although he had a high regard for Newton, in this book he refutes his system in great detail in favor of that of Descartes, his compatriot"]. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION : Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in six compartments, red edges, marbled endpapers. 4to (253x187 mm), (4)-520 pages and 3 folding plates. Binding rubbed, caps and corners worn. Waterstains. Margins of plate 2 chipped. First edition. Babson [45 : "Castel was a jesuit, living first at Toulouse and later in Paris. He was a member of the Royal Society and wrote a number of books, all dealing with mathematics and physics. In an earlier work on "L'optique des couleurs", Castel rejected Newton's theory of colors … [Click Below for Full Description]
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