Der barycentrische Calcul ein neues Hülfsmittel zur analytischen Behandlung der Geometrie, dargestellt und insbesondere auf die Bildung neuer Classen von Aufgaben und die Entwickelung mehrerer Eigenschaften der Kegelschnitte angewendet...

Four folding lithographed plates (slightly foxed). 1 p.l., xxiv, 454 pp., 1 leaf of errata. 8vo, cont. boards rebacked with morocco (quite foxed throughout). Leipzig: J.A. Barth, 1827.

First edition. “The present volume represents not only Möbius’ most important contribution, but the source of much of his later work. He had developed the fundamental ideas for his barycentric calculus in 1818 and by 1821 had decided that they warranted a book-length treatment. Since barycentric coordinates are a form of homogenous coordinate, Möbius is recognized by Feuerbach and Plücker as a discoverer of homogenous coordinates.”–Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 227.

Good copy. Two old library stamps on title. Bookplate of Janus Foundation.

❧ D.S.B., IX, pp. 429-31.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 1126

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