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Thermomètre absolu [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Du Buat, M. (Pierre Louis Georges), 1734-1809.
Publication:
Condé, [1802]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
8 leaves : paper ; 323 x 202 (281 x 171) mm. bound to 323 x 202 mm. + 1 bifolium.
Subjects:
Temperature measurements -- History.
Thermometers -- History.
Form/Genre:
Diagrams.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, French -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Language:
French.
Summary:
Signed scientific work addressing the choice of fluids for use in measuring temperature and the development of an absolute thermometer. An anonymous unfavorable review of the work, addressed to Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, secrétaire perpétuel [pour les sciences mathematiques], accompanies De Buat's manuscript.
Notes:
Ms. gathering.
Title from upper cover.
Collation: Paper, 8; 1⁸ (with outermost bifolium as paper wrapper); 1-12, contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Layout: Written in 39 long lines; ruled in lead; text block outlined in ink.
Script: Written in cursive script in the hand of Pierre du Buat, with accompanying notes in another hand.
Decoration: Plate of 3 figures in ink (diagrams of the thermometer) mounted inside lower cover.
Watermark: Battle scene with motto Pro Patria, countermark SOI above foilage.
Binding: Original paper wrapper.
Origin: Written in Nord-libre (Condé ), 28 Vendemiare, Year 11 of the Republic (20 Oct. 1802; p. 12).
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 18.
Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 113 (LJS 187).
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 187.
Contributor:
Delambre, J. B. J. (Jean Baptiste Joseph), 1749-1822, recipient.
Stanitz, John D., former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
OCLC:
772522902
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