1736 - guillotined in 1793. "baily" to "my dear and illustrious friend" [abbé frisi, imperial professor of mathematics, academies of London and Berlin]. 1 page 1/2 in-4 on watermarked verge (blauw flooring). Excellent storage small lack at the opening of the cir.
After ardently supporting the election of paolo frisi at the Royal Academy of betting sciences, bailly learns the illness of his colleague and friend. In reality, paoli frisi was already dead [on November 22] when bailly wrote him this letter.I was saddened, when I received your letter, to learn that you've been so long sick. A life like yours dedicated to work is indeed exemte of these sufferings. But the fame that lifts us up, which often exposes us to new evils, does not save us from those who afflict human sin. The good news you give me, however, gives me the hope that my letter will restore you. He would like the reports translated into Italian by Frisi to be sent to him via the Comte de Bournne.. I would be very pleased to present your praise of m.
D'alembert to the French academy.. he warns that being supernumerary at the academy he will have only one voice in favor of his friend. It's the most worthy use I can make of it. I'll talk to Mr.
[the rockfoucauld duc d'enville, president of the Academy of Sciences] and I hope that, either this time or another, we will succeed. A friend of mine translates the American letters; if we believe that it can succeed in betting we can have them printed. I have not understood what you say that you have reduced to the solution of a spherical triangle all that m. [the mathematician josep louis lagrange] said in the memories of the academy.You have not explained yourself enough in this regard. Eminent astronomer of lights, the discoverer of the satellites of Jupiter. Undoubtedly ranks among the greatest scientists of xviii. His monumental history of astronomy opened the doors of the French academy in November 1783. A member of the Royal Academy of Sciences since 1763, appointed by the king, pampered in the salons of the aristocracy and at the court, he was allowed to settle at the palace of the louvre, seat of the academy since its creation in 1666. In the revolution, however, he chose to be elected as a member of the third state, and then entered the town hall of betting to replace the recently murdered flessel's jacques; he was one of the first presidents of the Constituent Assembly (from 17 June to 3 July 1789), before giving his place to the Duke of the Rochefoucauld-Liancourt. This item is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\historical persons".
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