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    One of the Earliest French Allies of Newton

    [Pierre Louis Moreau] de Maupertuis. La Figure de la Terre, determinée par les observations de Messieurs de Maupertuis, Clairaut, Camus, Le Monnier... & de M. l'Abbe Outhier.... Paris: L'Imprimerie Royale, 1738. First edition. Octavo. xxiv, [4, Table], 184 pages. With folding map and nine folding plates inserted. Bound in modern brown calf backstrip over patterned paper over thin boards. Spine sunned, some wear to binding, some foxing in text, a few leaves roughly opened. Still, a fine copy.

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    In 1735, Maupertuis and others journeyed to Lapland in order to prove that Newton's theory that the Earth flattened at the poles was correct. When they accomplished this feat successfully, they published the results of that trip and their observations in this title.

    Norman 1458.



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    April, 2013
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