Nova Methodus adhibendi Phasium Observationes in Eclipsibus lunaribus ad exercendam Geometriam, & promovendam Astronomiam. Dissertatio…. Ruggero Giuseppe BOSCOVICH.

The Beginning of his Most Prolific Period of Mature Scholarship

Nova Methodus adhibendi Phasium Observationes in Eclipsibus lunaribus ad exercendam Geometriam, & promovendam Astronomiam. Dissertatio…

One folding engraved plate (short tear with no loss of image). xxxii pp. Large 4to, attractive modern decorated paper over semi-stiff boards. Rome: “Typis Komarek,” 1744.

First edition and rare; this work on lunar eclipses marks the beginning of Boscovich’s most prolific period of mature scholarship. In the years 1742-44, Boscovich “turned his attention in astronomy to a comprehensive survey of the theoretical foundations and instrumental practice and resources of practical, observational astronomy, and in the years 1742 through 1744 he published a series of works that deal with these matters in a spirit of severioris critices leges.”–D.S.B., II, p. 328.

Fine copy.

❧ Riccardi, I, 174.

Price: $5,000.00

Item ID: 6012

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