CRAMER, GABRIEL. 1704-1752. Introduction a l'Analyse des Lignes Courbes Algébriques. Geneva: Freres Cramer & Cl. Philbert, 1750.

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CRAMER, GABRIEL. 1704-1752.
Introduction a l'Analyse des Lignes Courbes Algébriques. Geneva: Freres Cramer & Cl. Philbert, 1750.

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£ 730 - 1,100
CRAMER, GABRIEL. 1704-1752.
Introduction a l'Analyse des Lignes Courbes Algébriques. Geneva: Freres Cramer & Cl. Philbert, 1750.
4to (244 x 200 mm). 33 engraved folding plates and folding table on page 672. 19th century quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt titles on spine. Joints cracked, slight dampstaining to some leaves at top margin, worming at top margin through leaves BB1 to EE1.

FIRST EDITION of this major treatise on analytical geometry, containing Cramer's theorem and the Cramer-Euler paradox. At the time of its publication, it was the most complete exposition of algebraic curves to date. Cramer's work, along with Euler's, constituted the first textbooks on the subject. Cramer became the co-chair of mathematics at the University of Geneva at the age of twenty, and published editions of works by Jacob and Johann Bernoulli, as well as his own findings on the shape and movement of planets before he was thirty.
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