Traite elementaire de calcul...
Paris: Courcier, 1806. 8vo. xii, 606 pp. With 5 folding engraved plates. Original wrappers, slightly torn around the edges, thick uncut copy in its original state, interior waterstained. Lacroix's signature on verso of title. Item #325
Second edition. This important text was considered the best and most extensive work on this subject ever written. It was the catalyst to a mathematical revival in England at the beginning of the nineteenth century. When Babbage, Peacock, and Herschel formed the Analytical Society in 1812 in order to introduce English students to the vast storehouse of continental discoveries, one of their earliest undertakings was the translation of this work.