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ROHAULT, Jacques
Traité de Physique
Paris: Charles Savreux, 1677. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two parts in one volume, 4to (244 x 176 mm). [32], 378; 382, [6] (of [8]) pp. 3 engraved plates (2 folding) tipped to outer edges of pages, several woodcut diagrams in text, lacking final privilege leaf. Contemporary French speckled calf, boards and board-edges ruled in gilt, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered and gilt-tooled in compartments (rebacked, preserving most of original spine), all edges gilt. Text little browned, occasional very minor spotting, blank lower margin of final two leaves frayed and chipped not affecting text, a few annotations and markings in light pencil. Provenance: Edme de La Poix de Fréminville* (signature to first title-page). Very good copy. ---- The French physicist Rohault was born in Amiens in 1620 and died in Paris in 1675. "In 1671, Jacques Rohault published his Traité de physique, a textbook on physics relying on his weekly conferences held in Paris. A good mathematician and at the same time a curious experimenter, Rohault was one of the main Cartesian figures of his time. Connected to Parisian philosophical circles, Rohault was deeply concerned with the reception of Descartes' philosophical views. He was associated with Claude Clerselier and he encouraged Pierre-Sylvain Régis to spread Cartesianism in Toulouse. Performing experiments and using instruments in his observations, allowed for a very good reception of Rohault's natural philosophy in the late seventeenth century. Thus, his textbook on physics was quickly … [Click Below for Full Description]
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