Paris: Bachelier (Succcesseur de Mme. Ve. Courcier), 1827. Hardcover. Fine. Item #21479 .
Fifth edition. 4to. xx,188pp. followed by 28 fold-out engraved plates, Leather spine of marbled sheep, gilt spine titles, decorated paper over boards. A fine copy, with a trace of foxing to the first couple of pages, and light rubbing at edges and hinges,
Gaspard Monge was a French mathematician, the inventor of descriptive geometry. This edition also contains he Theory of Shadows and Perspective extracted from his paper.