1639 Mathematics & Physics Puzzles FIREWORKS Rockets Ballistics Woodcuts Mydorge

MYDORGE, Claude

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‘Examen du Livre des Recreations Mathematiques’ is a rare and important commentary by Claude Mydorge on Jean Leurechon’s ‘Recreations’. Leurechon’s famous work is a collection of mathematical puzzles and problems that made him famous throughout Europe in the 17th-century. Mydorge contributed his own share of mathematics and physics studies in this work including a section on fireworks and rocketry – how to make both single and double rockets and various types of explosives!

 

This work, published in 1639, is filled with 74 impressive woodcut illustrations – geometric puzzles, math problems, and, most desirably, illustrations of fireworks, rockets, and ballistics!

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1639 Mathematics & Physics Puzzles FIREWORKS Rockets Ballistics Woodcuts Mydorge

 

‘Examen du Livre des Recreations Mathematiques’ is a rare and important commentary by Claude Mydorge on Jean Leurechon’s ‘Recreations’. Leurechon’s famous work is a collection of mathematical puzzles and problems that made him famous throughout Europe in the 17th-century. Mydorge contributed his own share of mathematics and physics studies in this work including a section on fireworks and rocketry – how to make both single and double rockets and various types of explosives!

 

This work, published in 1639, is filled with 74 impressive woodcut illustrations – geometric puzzles, math problems, and, most desirably, illustrations of fireworks, rockets, and ballistics!

Item number: #5515

Price: $1500

MYDORGE, Claude

Examen du liure des Recreations mathematiques, & de ses problemes en geometrie, mechanique, optique, & catoptrique

Paris : Antoine Robinot, 1639.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 parts in 1

o   [16], 430

o   74 in-text woodcut engravings

  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.75in x 4.25in (17.5cm x 11cm)
  • Extremely rare with no other example for sale worldwide and auction records and price comparisons at $3,000

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5515

Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

MYDORGE, Claude

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete