- Argentorati (Strasbourg), France: Johann Reinhold Dulsseker, 1738.
- contemporary vellum in later half leather, marbled paper-covered clamshell box
- (vi), 304 pages, plates
Price: $12,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 131434
First edition. Brunet I, 803. With ownership inscription of P.C.G. Volkmar of Helmstadt. dated 1765 on front free endpaper. Ex-library with markings. Pencil and ink notations on endpapers. Else a near fine copy in a lovely later clamshell box.
Text in Latin. Dedication, preface, table of contents. Bernoulli's epochal work on fluids and gases. "A milestone in the study of the flow of fluids. In this work he established the 'Bernouilli Principle' that as the velocity of a fluid increases, its pressure decreases... Of particular interest are his critical observations on his father's theories". Twelve foldout plates, with 78 figures illustrating Bernoulli's research follow text.