Sale: 556 / Rare Books, May 27. 2024 in Hamburg Lot 424000084

 

424000084
Daniel Bernoulli
Hydrodynamica, 1738.
Estimate: € 3,000 / $ 3,210
Information on buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation will be available four weeks before the auction.
Daniel Bernoulli
Hydrodynamica, sive de viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii. Straßburg, Joh. R. Dulsecker 1738.

Erste Ausgabe von Daniel Bernoullis Hauptwerk, "a milestone in the study of the flow of fluids" (Roberts/Trent).

"In this work he established the 'Bernoulli Principle' that as the velocity of a fluid increases, its pressure decreases. This work also surveys hydrodynamics and hydrostatics, and considers the nature of heat, elastic fluids, man's ability to perform work, as well as hydraulic machinery, kinetic theory of gases, and jet propulsion. Of particular interest are his critical observations on his father's theories" (Roberts/Trent).

EINBAND: Zeitgenössischer Pergamentband mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild. 26,5 : 21 cm. - ILLUSTRATION: Mit gestochener Titelvignette, gestochener Kopfvignette und 12 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. - KOLLATION: 4 Bll., 304 S. - ZUSTAND: Etw. gebräunt (vereinz. deutlicher), Innengelenke mit hellem Textilband verstärkt. Sonst schönes und guterhaltenes Exemplar. - PROVENIENZ: Seit über fünfzig Jahren in Berliner Privatbesitz.

LITERATUR: PMM 179. - Roberts/Trent 34. - DSB II, 39. - Sotheran 350. Honeyman 290. - Norman 215. - Libri rari 35. - Roller/Goodman I, 106.

First edition of this milestone. With engr. title vignette, engr. head vignette and 12 folding copperplates. Contemp. vellum with gilt label on spine. - Some browning, inner hinges reinforced with textile tape. Else well-preserved copy. Privately owned in Berlin for over fifty years.(R)




424000084
Daniel Bernoulli
Hydrodynamica, 1738.
Estimate: € 3,000 / $ 3,210
Information on buyer's premium, taxation and resale right compensation will be available four weeks before the auction.