1721 Scarce Latin Vellum Book - OPERA MATHEMATICA by Ignace-Gaston Pardies Illustrated
Author : Ignace Gaston Pardies.
Title : P. Ign. Gast. Pardies S.J. Opera mathematica continentia elementa geometriae discursum de motu locali staticam et duas machinas, ad conficienda horologia solaria habiles : in quibus omnibus nobilissima veterum & recentiorum geometrarum & mechanicorum inventa methodo brevi & facili traduntur in usum studiosae juventutis latinitate donata.
Language : Text in Latin
Publisher : Jenæ : Sumptibus Georgii Christ. Troebert., MDCCXXI. (1721). (Complete 2 books bound in one).
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 "
Pages : , 249, , 163,  pages.
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and soiled) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing or staining).
Illustrator : Profusely illustrated with intext and full page folding illustrations (complete).
The book : Very rare edition of this Opera Mathematica by Pardies including his famous 2 machines he had invented for constructing various kinds of sundials.
The author : Ignace-Gaston Pardies (5 September 1636 – 21 April 1673) was a French Catholic priest and scientist. He died of fever contracted whilst ministering to the prisoners of Bicêtre Hospital, near Paris.
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