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Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilyevich (1711-1765) Polnoe Sobranie Sochinenij

Auction:
2621B
Lot:
376
Sold for:
$2,520$2,100

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Books & Manuscripts - 2621B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2012 11:00AM

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Lomonosov, Mikhail Vasilyevich (1711-1765) Polnoe Sobranie Sochinenij. St. Petersburg: Izdivenium Imperatorskoj Akademii Nauk, 1803-1804.
Quarto, five volumes, complete works in Russian, with the fine engraved portrait frontispiece; half calfskin and blue paper boards, worn, with parts of spines missing.
Lomonosov, a true Russian Renaissance man, wrote poetry, created stunning mosaic murals, and made contributions to science as a physicist, astronomer, chemist, and mineralogist. He advanced a wave theory of light and introduced the concept of the conservation of matter.
Estimate $400-600

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Mikhail Vasilyevich, St. Petersburg, physicist , astronomer, chemist, and mineralogist

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