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Ampere, Andre-Marie

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Autograph letter signed, 1 1/2 pages (both sides) - addressed to the reverse of an adjoining sheet, 7,25 x 9,5 inch, Paris, 21.02.1833, to "Monsieur Levy, maitre de conférences à l`école normale" (Mr Levy, lecturer at the Normal School) - concerning the future publication of his `Essai sur la Philosophie des Sciences` (Essay on the Philosophy of Science), written and signed in dark ink "A. Ampere", with mild browning, scattered small creases to the edges, intersecting letter folds with a few small tears (restored with tape) and an area of paper loss (writing unaffected and mostly to the adjoining sheet) - in fine to good condition. "Monsieur et très cher collègue, je crois vous avoir remis dans le temps les cinq feuilles imprimées de mon essai de mathésiologie, j’ai reçu depuis, de Clermont-Ferrand où l’ouvrage s’imprime, les feuilles suivantes et il n’en reste plus que deux ou trois composées depuis longtemps et où l’on fait dans ce moment les dernières corrections pour que la première partie relative aux sciences cosmologiques soit complète. Comme si les 5 premières feuilles du petit nombre d’exemplaires dont je pourrai disposer d’après les arrangemens puis avec le libraire-éditeur, venaient à s’égarer, ce serait une chose irréparable et autant d’exemplaires décomplétés, si vous voulez me renvoyer les cinq feuilles que je vous ai remises de celui qui vous est destiné, je les réunirai aux suivantes et je les ferai brocher ensemble dès que j’aurai toutes la première partie, ce qui ne peut guère tarder, je vous enverrai alors un exemplaire complet de cette première partie en attendant la seconde dont le manuscrit est à peu près achevé et qui serait bientôt imprimé si ma future tournée ne mettait pas d’obstacle à sa prompte publication. J`ai l`honneur d`etre avec la plus parfaite consideration, Monsieur et cher collègue Paris 21 fevr. 1833 - Votre tout dévoué A. Ampère" Translated: "Mr. and dear colleague, I believe I have given you the five printed sheets of my essay in mathematics, since then I have received the following sheets from Clermont-Ferrand, where the work is printed, and there are only two or threemore time-consuming ones left from which we currently make the last corrections so that the first part relating to the cosmological sciences is complete. If the first five leaves of the small number of copies that I can dispose of according to the agreements with the bookseller publisher would be lost, it would be an irreparable thing and many copies would not be complete, if you want me to send back the five sheets I gave you of those intended for you, I will put them together to the following ones as soon as I have all the first part, which can not be long, then I will send you a complete copy of this first part, while waiting for the second, of which the manuscript is almost completed, and which would soon be printed if my future tour did not hinder its prompt publication. I have the honor to be with the most perfect consideration, Dear colleague Paris 21 feb. 1833 - Your very devoted A. Ampère"

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SKU 6023151
Profession French physicist and mathematician who was one of the founders of the science of classical electromagnetism, which he referred to as `electrodynamics`
Year of birth 1775
year of death 1836
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 7,25 x 9,5
Condition fine to good
Type of Autograph documents
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