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    First Edition in English of L'Hopital's Textbook on Differential Calculus

    [Mathematics]. Guillaume François Antoine, Marquis de L'Hopital. An Analytick Treatise of Conick Sections and Their Use for Resolving of Equations in Determinate and Indeterminate Problems. Made English by E. Stone. London: J. Senex, 1723. First English edition. Large octavo. vii, [1], 351, [1, Errata]. With thirty-three folding engraved plates. Complete. Near contemporary half brown calf over dark blue cloth boards, spine ruled in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, brown gilt morocco lettering label. Some light wear and sunning to binding, very minor occasional thumbsoiling or foxing in text and plates (still quite bright). A near fine copy.
    L'Hopital (1661-1704) was a noted mathematician who studied with Johan Bernoulli. The current title was originally published posthumously in 1707 in French, and is an early important contribution applying the structure of algebra to geometric problems and thus bridging the gap between these two branches of mathematics.


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