Binding: Contemporary half vellum over pasteboard, gilt bands and centre ornaments in spine compartments, black leather lettering piece, blue-green pastedowns. Headcap chipped, short split in upper joint and some other wear.
Provenance: Sebastiano Canterzani (1734–1818), Italian physicist and mathematician, with his name inscribed on paper label on the pastedown. Listed in Catalogo della libreria privata Canterzani esistente in Bologna via Toresotto di San Martino (Bologna: Tipografia dell' Istituto delle Scienze, 1847) p. 61. A short blue chalk line below imprint on title may also be associated with Canterzani’s ownership, or that of his son.
His first work, promoted by Boscovich