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Title: Mécanique Philosophique, ou Analyse Raisonnée des diverses parties de la science de l'équilibre et du mouvement.
Description: 16. Paris, Imprimerie de la République, an VIII (1800), title + vii pp + 477 pp + (2)nn pp (errata) + (1)(bl) , bound without half-title. Contemporary marbled boards , uncut and unopened copy. Original printed title label on spine, spine repaired, corners worn. Small stamp of the École Polytechnique on the title. Contemporary label of a Dublin bookseller on upper cover. Prony (1755 - 1839) was professor of mechanics at the École Polytechnique. The present work (in first edition here) is in 3 parts, but it was intended to be in 5 parts; the last 2 parts were never published. In this book the author sets out to systemize mechanics in the same way that Fourcroy had systemised chemistry. See DSB XI 164-165 ; Bibliotheca Mechanica p. 268. .

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- Book number: 37916