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Details about  5 leather books by PASCAL,each signed by Civil War General JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN

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5 leather books by PASCAL,each signed by Civil War General JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN
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You are bidding on five leatherbound books,
each one of which is signed:
J. L. Chamberlain
Bangor Theo. Sem., 1852

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The set of books is:
Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal
Nouvelle Edition
Paris: Chez Lefevre, 1819  

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The books are bound in brown full leather with green spine labels lettered in gilt,
gilt decorated spines, gilt decorated borders on covers,
marbled endpapers and marbled edges 

Slightly over 8-¼" tall,
illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece,
and 14 other engravings, some folding [collated complete]  

Each volume signed by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
when he was a student at Bangor Theological Seminary [he graduated in 1855]

Each individual signature is shown below.

Signatures guaranteed to be authentic

Here is a site with which you can compare the signatures: Bowdoin 

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The books have some wear at the spine ends, corners and joints,
the contents are agetoned and with some slight foxing [age brownspotting],
there is some slight staining to the front cover of volume two,
and volume five has dampstain tidelines at the upper right corner for the first 90 pages,
but otherwise the books are in quite good condition

Hinges and joints intact and strong.

We have not made any repairs,
and we have not dressed the leather 

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The following information was taken from the Wikipedia:

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (September 8, 1828 – February 24, 1914),  born as Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, was an American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. Although having no earlier education in military strategies, he became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). For his gallantry at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox, Virginia. After the war, he entered politics as a Republican and served four one-year terms of office as the 32nd Governor of Maine. He served on the faculty, and as president, of his alma mater, Bowdoin College.....
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Blaise Pascal; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662), was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic philosopher. He was a child prodigy who was educated by his father, a tax collector in Rouen. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences where he made important contributions to the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by generalizing the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote in defense of the scientific method.

In 1642, while still a teenager, he started some pioneering work on calculating machines, and after three years of effort and 50 prototypes he invented the mechanical calculator. He built twenty of these machines (called the Pascaline) in the following ten years. Pascal was an important mathematician, helping create two major new areas of research: he wrote a significant treatise on the subject of projective geometry at the age of sixteen, and later corresponded with Pierre de Fermat on probability theory, strongly influencing the development of modern economics and social science. Following Galileo and Torricelli, in 1646 he refuted Aristotle'sfollowers who insisted that nature abhors a vacuum. Pascal's results caused many disputes before being accepted.

In 1646, he and his sister Jacqueline identified with the religious movement within Catholicism known by its detractors as Jansenism. His father died in 1651. Following a mystical experience in late 1654, he had his "second conversion", abandoned his scientific work, and devoted himself to philosophy and theology. His two most famous works date from this period: the Lettres provinciales and the Pensées, the former set in the conflict between Jansenists and Jesuits. In this year, he also wrote an important treatise on the arithmetical triangle. Between 1658 and 1659 he wrote on the cycloid and its use in calculating the volume of solids.

Pascal had poor health especially after his eighteenth year and his death came just two months after his 39th birthday......

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