1691 1st ed Jacques Rohault Physics Mathematics Astronomy Optics Illustrated

Jacques Rohault Antoine Le Grand

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A very rare printing of Jacques Rohault’s treaty on physics.

Jacques Rohault (1618 – 1672) was a French philosopher, physicist and mathematician, and a follower of Cartesianism.

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1691 1st ed Jacques Rohault Physics Mathematics Astronomy Optics Illustrated

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A very rare printing of Jacques Rohault’s treaty on physics.

Jacques Rohault (1618 – 1672) was a French philosopher, physicist and mathematician, and a follower of Cartesianism.

We do not find any other examples of this same book for sale anywhere else worldwide!

Main author: Jacques Rohault; Antoine Le Grand

Title: Jacobi Rohaulti Tractatus physicus cum animadversionibus Antonii le Grand.

Published: Amstelædami : Apud J. Pauli, 1691.

Language: Latin

Notes & content:

  • 1st edition
  • Title page vignette + head-pieces + decorative initials
  • 17 copper engravings (16 folding)
    • Charts
    • Figures
    • Experiment tools
    • Math problems
    • Astronomical problems
  • Bibliographical references:
    • Honeyman 2674. Poggendorff II, 678. Wellcome IV, 549

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Pages: complete with all 510 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Publisher: Amstelædami : Apud J. Pauli, 1691

Size: ~6.75in X 4.75in (17cm x 12cm)

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Jacques Rohault (French: [ʁɔ.o]; 1618–1672) was a French philosopher, physicist and mathematician, and a follower of Cartesianism.[1]

Life[edit]

Rohault was born in Amiens, the son of a wealthy wine merchant, and educated in Paris. Having grown up with the conventional scholastic philosophy of his day, he adopted and popularised the new Cartesian physics. His Wednesday lectures in Paris became celebrated; they began in the 1650s, and attracted in particular Pierre-Sylvain Régis.[2]

Rohault died on December 27, 1672 in Paris.

Works[edit]

Oeuvres posthumes, 1682

Rohault held to the mechanical philosophy, and gave qualified support to its “corpuscular” or atomic form of explanation, assuming that “small figured bodies” were the underlying physical reality. His Traité de physique (Paris, 1671) became a standard textbook for half a century.[3][4] It followed the precedent set by Henricus Regius in separating physics from metaphysics.[5] It also included the theory of gravitation of Christiaan Huygens, given in terms of an experiment.[6] The translation of Samuel Clarke (initially into Latin) gained an independent status, and numerous editions, through its annotations that purported to correct it with reference to the theories of Isaac Newton. Rohault’s experimental orientation remained popular, despite the criticisms of his theories.[3]

The Traité referred to a model of the eye that Rohault had worked on.[7] A wide range of experiments used by Rohault included some mentioned by Descartes, and two well-known ones of Blaise Pascal, but also others taken from medical men: Gaspard Asselli, Louis Gayant, William Harvey, Jean Pecquet, and Nicholas Steno

Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

Jacques Rohault Antoine Le Grand

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete