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A Compleat Theory of the Construction and Properties of Vessels, with practical conclusions for the management of ships,made easy to navigators – Leonhard Euler

translated from ‘Théorie Complette de la Construction et de la Manoeuvre des Vaisseaux’ of the celebrated Leonard[sic.] Euler, by Henry Watson, Esq.

London, printed for P.Elmsley, 1776

8vo. ppxiii 281. 6 folding plates

browning to margins and occasional foxing, but generally a good clean uncut and partially unopened copy in the original boards, rubbed and edge worn, backed with paper, possibly original, but certainly early. closed tear in O5

first published in French in 1773, and previously in Latin in 1749, both editions in St. Petersburg; this is the first English edition. this copy has six leaves of folding plates, which corresponds with two previous auction records, but other copies call for 11 eleven plates. there is no evidence of plates being removed, so presumably the book was issued in two variants. This was Euler’s only maritime text, and he is best remembered as one of the foremost mathematicians of the 18th century. bound in a the end of the book is an 8 page pamphlet issued by the Society for Promoting Arts and Commerce in 1790 entitled ‘Abstract of Premiums offered by the Society….’.

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