GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS CURVED SURFACES, by Gauss - 1905 [Signed 1st Ed]
General Investigations of Curved Surfaces of 1827 and 1825
by Karl Friedrich Gauss
translated with notes and a bibliography by Adam Miller Hiltebeitel and James Caddall Morehead
Translator SIGNED pastedown (owner's signature): Adam Hiltebeitel!
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) was a German mathematician who contributed significantly to many fields. Sometimes referred to as the Princeps mathematicorum (Latin, "the foremost of mathematicians") and "greatest mathematician since antiquity", Gauss had an exceptional influence in mathematics and science and is ranked as one of history's most influential mathematicians. (Wikipedia) This book includes two papers and an abstract, with notes by American Mathematicians. 126 pages. 9.25 x 11 inches.
Ephemera in book: Newspaper clipping from 1902 that includes a photo of Hiltebeitel being honored by Perkiomen Seminary.
First English translation published by: The Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ. 1902.
Hardback is overall in GOOD condition.
- Green boards have gilt on spine.
- Binding is intact.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Front and back hinges are cracked, adding some play to both covers.
- Perimeters are worn with a little scuffing.
- Spine ends are bumped and softened.
- Interior pages are lightly age-toned.
- Pages 50-51 have dark shadow from newspaper clipping.
- Front pastedown has owner/translator sig in ink.
- Side and foot edges of text block are deckled.
- Top edge of text block is gilt.
- Little to no scattered foxing in text.
- Pastedowns exhibit moderate age toning.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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