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LAMBERT, Johann Heinrich (1728--1777)
Anlage zur Architectonic, oder Theorie des Einfachen und des Ersten in der philosophischen und mathematischen Erkenntniss, durch J. H. Lambert. ...
Riga: bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1771
2 vols ; 20.2 cm. (8º)
I: XXX, [2], 376 p.
II: [4], 560 p.

Despite the title, which may have misled Soane into acquiring it, this work is not about architecture but metaphysics. The author, a mathematician best known for his work on pi, here attempts to transform philosophy into a deductive science, modelled on Euclid's approach to geometry. The title of Bd. 2 is 'Anlage zur Architectonic, oder Theorie des Ersten und des Einfachen ...'

Copy Notes Bound by Edwin Hutchinson for 2s. 2d., 3 November 1829. (Archive 7/10/19).

Binding C19th half calf, gilt roll-tool borders, gilt double-rule spine, marbled-paper boards, red morocco spine-label. The two volumes bound as one.

Reference Number 2573


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