Rare Science Book: Bernoulli, Christoph; Grundzuge der Elementarophysik oder Methodischer...1807

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Bernoulli, Christoph; Grundzuge der Elementarophysik oder Methodischer Leit faden fur den ersten Physikalischen Unterricht auf Schulen. Halle, Hemmerbe und Schwetschke, 1807. Octavo, pp. xxiv, 126, 1 folded engraved plate.

The work is complete and in the original paper covered boards with an inked spine label. The binding is tight and clean, text is very clean with minor foxing to the plate. Owner’s book plate on paste down and early penned signature on end sheet. In very good condition.


A French scientist and economist, Bernoulli (1782-1863) was the last of the great Bernoulli family of scientists. He was a champion of science, industry and technology and was a progressive thinker with regards to moving France and in fact all of Europe forward in the industrial revolution. He taught mathematics, physics, botany and mineralogy at Basel. Bernoulli wrote numerous works including two books on Switzerland’s minerals and mineralogy. His Grundzuge der Elementarophysik is a rare first edition of an elementary physics text in which he provides the basic elementary physics principles and methodology.