Translated from the French [by John F.W. Herschel, Charles Babbage, & George Peacock]. With an Appendix and Notes. Five folding engraved plates. viii, 720 pp. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & marbled boards (minor foxing & occasional dampstaining), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, uncut. Cambridge: J. Deighton & Sons, 1816.
First edition in English. It was this work that was largely responsible for the introduction of Continental methods of analysis and notation into English mathematics. Herschel, Babbage and Peacock, who formed the Analytical Society while still undergraduates at Cambridge, translated and edited Lacroix’s work and secured its use as a textbook, first in Cambridge and afterwards, country-wide.
Fine uncut copy.
❧ D.S.B., VI, p. 324.
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