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Author: BILFINGER, G.B.- NEWTON.- (G.B.BILFINGER), Title: De causa gravitatis physica generali disquisitio experimentalis. Quae praemium à Regia Scientiarum Academia promulgatum, retulit; anno 1728.
Description: Paris, Cl. Jombert, 1728. 4to. W. 2 fold. engr. pls. containing 15 figs. [placed at the end foll. p. 40]. Recent full [hand] marbled paper brds. [n1, A - E4]. (II, 40 pp.). Ample blank margins, lower and front margin to 5 cm. (Edges some chips and fraying.). (Printed title light yellowing). First edition: DSB vol. II, p. 42 [under Bernouilli] 'Prizes of the Paris Academy ... The subject of the 1728 contest was was the cause and nature of gravity, on which Bernouilli prepared a mansucript, but the prize went to the Cartesian G.B.Bilfinger... : Eisler, pp. 64 - 65: Not in Barbier: Not in Holzmann-Bohatta.: Pogg. vol. I, pp. 189 - 190 (ed. St Petersburg 1729): Bilfinger was a.o. professor of mathematics at Tübingen and St. Petersburg. He won the prize of the 'Academie des Sciences' with this study on gravity. Not in Babson, not in Wallis.
Keywords: gravitation physics maths zwaartekracht
Price: EUR 1450.00 = appr. US$ 1575.93 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 319