MICHELOTTI (Pietro Antonio)

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MICHELOTTI (Pietro Antonio)
De separatione fluidorum in corpore animali dissertatio physico-mechanico-medica. Venice, Héritiers de Pinelli, 1721. In-4, marbled calf, triple cold fillet, spine decorated, red title, red edges (period binding).
First edition of this memoir by Pietro Antonio Michelotti (1673-1740), a Venetian physician and physicist who was a pupil of the mathematician Jacob Hermann, a friend of Bernoulli, and a member of several learned societies in Europe.
Engraved frontispiece (missing here) and a folding plate of geometrical figures placed at the end of the text.
A precious copy offered by the author to Buffon. It bears on the title this mention in the hand of the great naturalist:
Dedit Author Venetiis
Leclerc de Buffon 1731.
Two other memoirs of physics and applied mathematics were bound in afterwards:
- BERNOULLI (Jean). De motu musculorum, De Effervescentia, & Fermentatione. Dissertationes physico-mechanicae. Venice, Pinelli Brothers, 1721.
Second edition, with a folding plate, of this memoir by Jean Bernoulli (1667-1748) who uses differential calculus in his study of physiological phenomena.
- MICHELOTTI (Pietro Antonio). Apologia in qua summum Geometram Jo. Bernoullium motricis fibrae in musuculorum motu inflatae curvaturam... Venice, Hertz & Manfrè, 1727.
First edition. The author defends Bernoulli's De motu musculorum.
Lacks the frontispiece of Michelotti's first work. Light staining at the head of the volume and in the margin of the last work. Small damages to the headpieces, two corners dulled.
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