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"Response a la communication de M. Faugere." In: Comptes Rendus, vol. 65.

By: CHASLES, Michel (1793-1880).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Paris:, Gauthier-Villars, 1867.: 1867

Seller ID: S3698

4to. pp. 375-385. Entire volume: 1198 pp. Quarter dark brown morocco, morocco corners, marbled boards, gilt spine. Ex-library Carnegie Institution, Mount Wilson Observatory. Michel Chasles' report to the Academy of Sciences on a collection of correspondence between Blaise Pascal and Sir Isaac Newton. "Chasles was a collector of autographs and manuscripts, and this interest allied with his credulity to cause him serious embarrassment. From 1861 to 1869 he was the victim of one of the most clever and prolific of literary forgers, Denis Vrain-Lucas. Chasles bought thousands of manuscripts, i... View more info