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Stoicheion Bibl. XV Ek ton Theonos Synousion.: EUCLID

EUCLID

Published by J. Herwagen, Basel (1533)

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About this Item: J. Herwagen, Basel, 1533. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. EXTENSIVE EARLY ANNOTATIONS AND DIAGRAMS EDITIO PRINCEPS. Folio pp. (vi) 268, 115 (i). Greek letter, title page with printer's device repeated on verso of final leaf. First leaf of text within woodcut ornamental border (early manuscript Greek index in outer margin), woodcut headpieces and initials, printed mathematical diagrams throughout. Very extensive early Greek manuscript annotations and corrections to the whole of the first 61 pages (Book I) and the last 115 (Proclus' commentary in Greek and Latin) with numerous manuscript diagrammatic worked examples, very clear and legible. A very good, crisp, clean, widemargined copy, stamp erased from the verso of title page, in polished North European calf, c. 1700. An important copy of the editio princeps of Euclid's Elements together with the first edition of Proclus' commentary. The systematic and close annotations to Book I and the Proclus commentary, where the text has actually been illustrated by way of precise geometric illustrations, make this an extremely valuable copy in determining how both texts were received and used (and the relationship between them) in the first generations after their publication. It is highly unusual to find either of them consistently annotated in the same (or any) hand from beginning to end and even more so where, as here, the annotations constitute a critical commentary and do not just emphasise or note repetition of the text. Book I is the single most important book, in which Euclid outlines all of the fundamental ideas he will expand on in the rest of the work. The volume provides a rare window into the mathematical thought processes of its day. This is the first edition to have printed illustrations incorporated in the text, rather than in the margins, so it is the first in which extensive marginal worked examples were in fact possible. A work of international, cooperative scholarship, the Greek text was edited by the German Simon Grynaeus, Professor of Greek at Basle, with the assistance of the first Latin translation made directly from the Greek by the Italian Bartolomeo Zamberti, and two Greek manuscripts provided by the Frenchmen Lazare Baif and Jean Ruel. To this Grynaeus added Proclus' commentary on Book I from a manuscript provided by John Claymond, first President of Corpus Christi, Oxford. The work opens with a long dedication to Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of Durham, author of the first printed English arithmetic whom Grynaeus had met through Tunstall's good friend Thomas More and to whom Grynaeus presented a copy of the present work in thanks for More's favour during Grynaeus' visit to England. In fact this was the only comprehensive edition of the Greek text until David Gregory's in the early 18th century and it formed the basis of all later editions and translations until the 19th century. "Euclid's 'Elements of Geometry' is the oldest mathematical textbook in the world still in common use today. (.) [It] is a compilations of all earlier Greek mathematical knowledge since Pythagoras, organized into a consistent system so that each theorem follows logically from its predecessor, and in this lies the secret of its success. (.) The 'Elements' remained the common school textbook of geometry for hundreds of years and almost one thousand editions and translations have been published." Printing and the Mind of Man p. 14 on the first Latin edition. Proclus' commentary on Book I, here printed for the first time, is of great value in its own right. First, it is a unique source of information on the geometrical knowledge of the thousand years prior to Euclid, otherwise almost certainly lost to us. Second, it is perhaps the earliest significant contribution to the philosophy of mathematics linking it to all sorts of intellectual speculation; Morrow p. xxxii describes it as "one of the most valuable documents in ancient philosophy." It had not been reprinted up to modern times. The quintessential Renaissance volume and one of the corner stones. Seller Inventory # L1541

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STOICHEION BIBL. IE' EK TON THEONOS SYNOUSION.: EUCLID OF ALEXANDRIA.

EUCLID OF ALEXANDRIA. - PROCLUS - PROKLOS. - [EDITIO PRINCEPS OF THE ELEMENTS OF EUCLID & PROCLUS' COMMENTARY]

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About this Item: Basel, Johannes Herwegen, 1533. Folio. (323x220 cm). Cont. full blind-tooled calf with a broad border of ornamental rolls with corner-pieces, inside which an oblique blind-tooled parallelogram and a rectangular tooled decoration, also with corner-pieces. Professionally rebacked in old style, w. seven raised bands blindstamped ornamentations to all compartments. Corners professionally and neatly restored. (12), 268; 115, (1) pp. incl. last page with large woodcut printer's device. Numerous woodcut diagrams in the text. The last page of Grynaeus' foreword with a half-page note on Euclid, Proclus and Grynaeus in 18th century hand. One contemporary marginal note. First 3 leaves with faint finger-soiling to lower right corner. The text framed throughout by a decorative but faint ink-border. Verso of title-page with 2 small stamps. Title with woodcut printer's device. The first text-page framed with a broad woodcut border, many smaller and larger woodcut initials throughout. Internally a very fine and clean copy w. wide margins. The monumental editio princeps of the "Elements" of Euclid, "the greatest mathematical textbook of all times", being the first printing of the original Greek text, including the first printing of Proclus' seminal commentary to the first book (the so-called "Herwagiana"). The present editio princeps constitutes one of the most important publications in the history of scientific (and philosophical) thought, and it profoundly influenced Renaissance, and in turn all modern, thought. The first printing of the original Greek text of the "Elements", which is edited by the famous Basel-professor of Greek Simon Gryneaus the elder, served as the basis for all later texts and translations of the "Elements" until the nineteenth century. Proclus's seminal commentary to the first book, which had never been printed before, is considered the earliest contribution to the philosophy of mathematics and "one of the most valuable documents in ancient philosophy" (Morrow, p. XXXII). It profoundly influenced Renaissance and modern readings of Euclid's Elements and is responsible for the role that this magnum opus came to play during the Renaissance. It is not until Proclus (ca. 410-485), the great Neoplatonist, applies Plato's manner of thinking to Greek geometry that it achieves completion as a real system. His view of mathematics as part of a larger system of thought was perfectly in tune with the currents of Renaissance thought, and with the commentary of Proclus, the Renaissance student of Euclid was carried beyond the ostensible boundaries of mathematics into the paths of cosmological and metaphysical speculation, paving the way for these fields in modern thought. But Proclus' commentary is not only of seminal importance to the antique and Renaissance interpretation of the work, it also provides us with invaluable information regarding geometers and the history of geometry prior to Euclid. "Its numerous references to the views of Euclid's predecessors, many of them otherwise unknown to us, render it an invaluable source for the history of science." (DSB, pp. 160-61). "These numerous and sometimes very extended references to opinions and accomplishments of his predecessors, taken together with the material rescued from Eudemus's early history of geometry, make Proclus' "Commentary" a priceless source of information regarding the geometry of the previous nine or ten centuries." (Morrow. p. XXVIII). -"Yet the value of the matter it contains regarding the foundations of mathematics and geometry in particular is even greater, though less widely recognized." (Morrow, p. XXXII). Proclus here explains the meaning of "Element" in geometry, he states the theoretical and pedagogical purposes of an elementary treatise, and offers a striking evaluation of the excellence of Euclid's own work. Futhermore, he famously defends pure mathematics, and geometry in particular, against its critics, and includes an important interpretation of the at. Seller Inventory # 39822

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Opera: EUCLID

EUCLID

Published by Joannes Tacuinus de Tridino, Venice (1510)

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About this Item: Joannes Tacuinus de Tridino, Venice, 1510. Softcover. Condition: Very good. THE MOST FAMOUS MATHEMATICAL TEXTBOOK Folio, 240 unnumbered leaves. (10) A-Z8, AA-EE8, FF6, lacking last blank. Theorems in gothic letter, demonstrations in Roman, first two lines of title woodcut with rich gothic decoration, large woodcut device of St. John the Baptist signed BM beneath. First leaf of text printed in red and black with large white on black woodcut border on three sides of putti, mermen, vines vases (taken from the 1504, Legendario delli sancti), printer’s white on black device on verso of last, fine large white on black historiated and floriated initials, outer margins with printed geometrical diagrams on most pages, "nulla virtus sine labore" in contemporary hand in shield on woodcut border, some contemporary marginalia, including a manuscript diagram on B6. Lower outer corner of title a little thumbed, small worm trail in upper blank margin of first few leaves, occasional minor marginal water staining, the odd spot or ink splash. A very good copy, crisp and clean, on thick paper, in contemporary limp vellum, remains of ties, title manuscript on spine, vellum a little creased and stained. A lovely example of a beautiful and important book. "It was a translation into Latin from a Greek text by Bartolomeo Zamberti who claims that he has restored and excluded from the exposition of Theon many things that were ‘subversa et prepostere voluta’ in the version of Campanus. For example, the Pythagorean proposition becomes the 47th of the first book as we know it. Zamberti contributes a long preface on the life of Euclid. The thirteen books of the Elements are followed by the Phaenomena, Specularia etc. The volume itself is a first rate example of the Venetian book of the time. There is an elaborate title-page with the printer’s well known cut of John the Baptist at the foot. The first page of the text has a fine border, and the larger initial letters are a charming set depicting children playing. In 1510, some of the same sheets were reissued with a freshly printed last page. Both issues seem to be among the rarest of early Euclids" Thomas-Stanford pp. 5-6. In fact this issue is entirely reset after gathering O. Zamberti’s was a very significant edition. It was the first publication of a Greek based Latin ‘Elements’ as an integral whole, the Greek text he employed was essentially uncorrupted and it is the first to contain translations of a number of the minor Euclidian works. It may not be as superior to Campani’s recension (the first edition) as Zamberti claims but at least it is free of the errors of the mediaeval copyists. "Euclid's Elements of Geometry is the oldest mathematical textbook in the world still in common use today." Printing and the Mind of Man 25 on first edition. This is a lovely, fresh copy, with wonderfully clear impression of the type and woodcuts of this important work, rare in its original binding. BM STC It. p.238. Thomas-Stanford 5. Essling 284. Sander 2609. Latin. Seller Inventory # L1425

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graecé:] Elementa geometria.: EUCLID

EUCLID

Published by Basle, Johannes Herwagen, 1533 (1533)

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About this Item: Basle, Johannes Herwagen, 1533, 1533. Folio (296 x 197 mm), pp [xii] 268; 115 [1] with printer's device on title and last leaf, numerous woodcut diagrams in the text, woodcut border around opening page of the text; title a trifle dust-soiled, small portion of blank corner of first three leaves repaired, a very attractive copy in eighteenth-century French mottled sheep, inscription on title 'Collegii Lemovicensis Societ. Jesu Catal. inscriptus, 1672'.Editio princeps of Euclid's Elements, and of Proclus' commentary on the first book of the Elements. The first printing of Euclid was a Latin translation in 1482, but the original Greek text had to wait a further fifty-one years before its appearance. The Greek text was edited by Simon Grynaeus, a German Protestant theologian and philologist. The printer Johann Herwagen introduced the innovation in this edition of printing Euclid's diagrams within the text.The commentary by Proclus on the first book of Euclid's Elements is the first printing of the earliest work on the philosophy of mathematics. It was written in the fifth century by the Neoplatonist mathematician and philosopher Proclus who as 'the last great systematiser of the Greek philosophical inheritance . exerted a powerful influence on medieval and Renaissance thought' (Oxford classical dictionary).'Because of his interest in the principles underlying mathematical thought and their relation to ultimate philosophical principles, Proclus' commentary is a notable - and also the earliest - contribution to the philosophy of mathematics. Its numerous references to the views of Euclid's predecessors and successors, many of them otherwise unknown to us, render it an invaluable source for the history of the science' (DSB).Adams E980; Thomas-Sandford 7; Norman 730; Stillwell 210. Seller Inventory # 1853

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Greek:] Elementa geometriae: EUCLID

EUCLID

Published by Johann Herwagen, Basle (1533)

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About this Item: Johann Herwagen, Basle, 1533. EDITIO PRINCEPS. With woodcut device on title and colophon, decorated woodcut border to first page of text and numerous woodcut diagrams. Contemporary English calf, neatly rebacked, remains of ties, later endpapers. A very good copy. Editio princeps of Euclid's Elements and of the important commentary by Proclus on the first book. The first printing of Euclid in 1482 was a Latin translation from an Arabic manuscript, but the original Greek text did not appear for a further half-century. The Greek text was edited by Simon Grynaeus, a German Protestant theologian and philologist. This edition is also important for the innovation of geometrical diagrams within the text, rather than in the margins as had been the case with the earlier printed editions.The commentary by the Neoplatonist mathematician and philosopher Proclus on the first book of the Elements is the earliest extant criticism of Euclid's fifth postulate on the existence of parallel lines, the study of which led, after a further fifteen hundred years of effort, to the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry by Gauss, Bolyai and Lobachevsky. It is also the first printing of the earliest work on the philosophy of mathematics. "Because of his interest in the principles underlying mathematical thought and their relation to ultimate philosophical principles, Proclus' commentary is a notable - and also the earliest - contribution to the philosophy of mathematics. Its numerous references to the views of Euclid's predecessors and successors, many of them otherwise unknown to us, render it an invaluable source for the history of science" (DSB). Seller Inventory # 10141

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Stoicheion bibl. XV ek ton theonos synoysion.: EUCLID

EUCLID

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About this Item: Johannes Herwagen, Basel, 1533. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. September 1533. Folio (307x205 mm). [12], 1-268, 1-115 [1] pp. With numerous woodcut diagrams printed in text, register and colophon on K4r, woodcut printer's device on K4v and title, decorative woodcut border on p.1. 17th century full flexible vellum (soiled, little bumped), spine titled in manuscript. Internally fresh with only very minor occasional spotting, title page with old ownership inscription (Jesuit collegium), an unobtrusive repair at top gutter not affecting text and a slight diagonal crease. A very fine, unusually wide-margined copy, free of markings or stamps. ---- Adams E 890; Norman 730; Thomas-Stanford 7. - Editio princeps in Greek of Euclid's Elements, one of the great books in the history of the exact sciences. This is also the first Euclid to have the diagrams inset in the text. The Greek text was edited by Protestant theologian Simon Grynaeus, professor of Greek at Basel University. Grynaeus used two manuscripts - one sent by Lazarus Bayfius from Venice and the other supplied by John Claymond, president of Magdalen and later of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The Elements occupy 268 pages, followed by 115 pages containing the four books of the commentary on the first book of the Elements by the brilliant fifth-century neoplatonist mathematician and astronomer Proclus. 'Because of his interest in the principles underlying mathematical thought and their relation to ultimate mathematical principles, Proclus' commentary is a notable - and also the earliest -contribution to the history of mathematics. Its numerous references to the views of Euclid's predecessors and successors, many of them otherwise unknown to us, render it an invaluable source for the history of science' (DSB). Seller Inventory # 001965

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Los seis libros primeros dela geometria de: EUCLID.

About this Item: Seville, En Casa de Alonso de la Barrera, 1576., 1576. 4°, contemporary limp vellum (ties missing, light stains), vertical manuscript short author and title on spine, in a recent quarter brick-red morocco over reddish-orange cloth folding box. Large woodcut arms of dedicatee on title-page. Numerous woodcut geometric designs in text. Large (13-line) woodcut initial on first page of text; a few 4- and 5-line initials. Woodcut vignette tailpiece. Crisp. Light dampstain in lower blank margin of final 20 leaves. In fine condition. Bookplate from the Landau library, number 64704. 121, (1) ll., signed A4, B-P8, Q4, R2. A4 missigned "4", M2 missigned "M3". Leaf 11 unnumbered, 51 misnumbered 42, 78 misnumbered 70, 84 misnumbered 76, 103 misnumbered 102, 105 misnumbered 108, and 116 misnumbered 108. *** First Edition in Spanish, and the only edition of this translation prior to a Salamanca 1999 reprint. It is also the first printing of any text by Euclid in Spain, in any language. Zamorano (b. 1542) was professor of cosmography at the Casa de la Contratación de las Indias, as well as an astrologer and mathematician. He later became piloto mayor to King Philip II and wrote the official navigation manual of the Spanish Navy at the time of the Armada. In the present book, he emphasizes the sciences of mechanics, astronomy, and cosmography.Thomas-Stanford comments that this volume has the appearance of a schoolbook, which would account for its rarity, and notes that the few copies he had been able to examine were rather worn (pp. 16-17).Euclid?s Elements, a collection of definitions, axioms, theorems, and proofs in 13 books (of which six are included in this translation) is the oldest extant deductive treatment of mathematics, and played an important role in the development of logic and modern science. One of the world?s most successful and influential textbooks, it was first published in Venice, 1482, and has appeared in over a thousand editions.*** Thomas-Stanford 43. Adams E1018. BL, Pre-1601 Spanish STC p. 74 (British Library copy with title-page mutilated). Palau 84721. Beardsley 95 (listing copies at the Biblioteca Nacional de España and University of Michigan). Catálogo colectivo E903. Salvá 2570. Heredia 4494. Steck III, 88. Duarte, Euclides, Arquimedes, Newton pp. 46, 48. Honeyman 1011. Riccardi, Bibliografia euclidea, 1576 (1). Not in HSA. CCPBE locates sixteen copies. Not located in Rebiun (which cites Salamanca 1999 and Mairena del Aljarafe 2006 editions). Copac repeats the two copies at Cambridge University. Not in Orbis (which lists the Salamanca 1999 edition at SML). KVK worldwide (51 databases searched) adds one copy at Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale-Roma, and one at Biblioteca Casanatense-Roma. NUC: MiU, MB. Seller Inventory # 25012

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In primum Euclidis elementorum librum commentariorum ad: Euclid]. - Proclus

Euclid]. - Proclus Diadochus.

Published by Padua, Grazioso Percacino, 1560. (1560)

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About this Item: Padua, Grazioso Percacino, 1560., 1560. Folio (215 x 300 mm). (16), 272, (24) pp. With woodcut device on t. p. (Minerva and Mercury holding the wing tips of a rising phoenix), woodcut portrait on reverse, and printer's device on final leaf, as well as numerous mathematical diagrams in the text. Contemp. Italian limp vellum with ms. spine title. First Latin edition of one of the major works by Proclus Lycaeus (412-485), founder and head of the neo-Platonic school of Athens: a commentary on the first book of Euclid's "Elements of Geometry", the "oldest mathematical textbook in the world still in common use today" (PMM). Includes the text of the theorems, set within ornamental woodcut framings, and the geometrical diagrams. The editor and translator Francesco Barozzi (1537-1604) taught at the University of Padua. He was later charged with sorcery (in particular, he was said to have caused a torrential rainstorm over his native Crete) and condemned by the Inquisition in 1587. "Barocius' edition of Proclus' commentary on the first book of Euclid's 'Elements' was the first important translation of this work, for it was based on better manuscripts than previous efforts had been. The translation, published in 1560, was completed by Barocius at the age of twenty-two" (DSB). His portrait on the reverse of the title page is cut within a magnificent border. - Old ms. ownership on flyleaf obliterated (probably in the early 19th century); old ownership stamp over title woodcut erased, replaced by a different coat of arms in ink, very likely that of the Italian comital family Antico (insignificant bleeding to reverse). Occasional slight waterstaining, still an exceptionally appealing, clean copy. Edit 16, CNCE 33726. Adams P 2138. BM-STC Italian 540. Mortimer 403. Honeyman 2543. DSB I, 468. Brunet IV, 895. Riccardi I/1, 82, 1 ("Bella e rara edizione"). Cf. PMM 25. Seller Inventory # 34116

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About this Item: Venedig, Paganini, 1509. rot / schwarz gedruckter Titel, zahlreiche Initialien, 144 num. Bl. mit zahlreiche Figuren im Text, in 15 Büchern, Halbpergamentband der Zeit, ---- Buchblock lose im Einband, Blätter teils fleckig und mit kleinen Schäden, teils wasserrandig, wenige alte handschriftliche Einträge, komplettes Exemplar, SELTEN ! +++Antiquariat seit über 30 Jahren+++. Seller Inventory # 36786

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Euclidis [Euclid]

Published by Pisa Comillo Franceschini 1572 (1572)

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About this Item: Pisa Comillo Franceschini 1572, 1572. First Edition of the translation by Federico, Commandino Urbinate. With a beautifully engraved titlepage by Jacob Criegher and with hundreds of geometric diagrams within the text. 4to, full contemporary limp vellum with evidence of older printed parchment used for backing, spine handsomely labeled in antique holograph. [12], 256. A wonderful example in full contemporary state, binding unsophisticated and sturdy, very crisp and well preserved. With very old damp staining to the outer margins of the last 20 or so leaves, some expected aging to the vellum. SCARCE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT. The First Edition of this translation into Latin and with the commentary of the Commandino. Of great historical importance and in fact still today recognized as the best of the numerous sixteenth century translations. It represents the high point of the scientific production of the great mathematician Urbinate (1509-1575). Commandino had, like his main supporter Cardinal Farnese, became passionate of the classical sciences. It is one of the few translations of Euclid solidly based on a Greek original and it served as the base for almost all later translations prior to Peyrard’s discovery of a "pristine" Greek Euclid in the early nineteenth century. Euclid’s ‘ELEMENTS’ is the "oldest mathematical textbook still in common use today" (PMM) and one of the most important scientific text in human history. Euclid was the foremost mathematician of the illustrious "Alexandrian Academy". He had studied at Athens, probably with students of Plato. His ‘Elements’ remains the most important treatise of Geometry and has determined all subsequent teaching. Perhaps no book save the Bible has been more extensively studied, and for the past 22 centuries it has held its place of importance. Although elementary works had been written by other authors prior to Euclid, his works completely displaced everything which had come before and set a standard which would remain through time right up to the 21st Century. Seller Inventory # 15699

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The first six books of the elements: EUCLID] BYRNE, OLIVER

EUCLID] BYRNE, OLIVER

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About this Item: William Pickering, London, 1847. Blue publishers cloth rebacked, spine and front boards in gilt yellow endpapers may be new? a few marginal repairs see D, F4, 12, DD3, HH4. its looks very much like a washed copy with new endpapers. First and only edition of Byrne's work on Euclidean geometry, in which colors (red, yellow, blue and black) are substituted for the usual letters to designate the angles and lines of geometric figures. Written and designed to simplify Euclid's propositions, this remarkable example of Victorian printing is described by Rauri McLean as "one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the whole century" (Victorian Book Design, p. 70).The printing proved to be extremely difficult, requiring exact registration; only one thousand copies were originally published. After its exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851, Sparling remarked that "the application of color printing for a didactic purpose was relatively uncommon . . . Color wood engraving proved a difficult and expensive technique; by 1851 it was increasingly being supplanted by chromolithography" (The Great Exhibition, 137). Seller Inventory # 16034

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Elementorum libri XV. Unà cum scholijs antiquis.: EUCLID.

EUCLID.

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About this Item: Pesaro: [Camillo Franceschini,] 1572, 1572. Folio (299 × 209 mm). Eighteenth-century Italian sprinkled calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands, red and black morocco lettering-pieces, blue hand-coloured endpapers and edges. Housed in a brown flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery. A little skilful repair to spine ends, a few minor marks internally, but an excellent copy. Woodcut geometric diagrams in the text. First edition of the famous Latin translation of Euclid by the Italian humanist and mathematician, Federico Commandino (1509–1579). Born in Urbino, Commandino studied at Padua and at Ferrara, where he received his doctorate in medicine. He was hugely influential in providing Latin translations, making newly accessible the works of the ancient Greek mathematicians, notably Archimedes, Aristarchus of Samos, Pappus of Alexandria, and Hero of Alexandria. Euclid's Elements is the father of them all, being "the oldest science textbook, 2,000 years old and still in use" (Dibner); which "has exercised an influence upon the human mind greater than that of any other work except the Bible" (DSB). Adams E984; Riccardi I 362; Thomas-Stanford 18. Seller Inventory # 52092

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An appendix to Euclid's Elements. In seven: EUCLID] - COWLEY,

EUCLID] - COWLEY, John Lodge.

Published by Sold by Mr. Watkins; Mr. Ayscough optical instrument-makers; Messrs. Heath and Wing; Mr. Bennet mathematical instrument-makers; and by the author London (1758)

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About this Item: Sold by Mr. Watkins; Mr. Ayscough optical instrument-makers; Messrs. Heath and Wing; Mr. Bennet mathematical instrument-makers; and by the author London, 1758. First edition. 4to., (28.3 x 22.5 cm). 26pp., 42 engraved plates with moving parts, modern quarter calf, all plates fine, clean, with no tears or repairs, a fine copy. Fine copy of this rare first edition. ESTC online lists only 6 copies: British Library; Kings College London; Houghton Library, Harvard; Columbia University Libraries, New York; Sterling Memorial Library, Yale; Fisher Library, Sydney. John Cowley was a leading mathematician of his day. He became professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in 1761, and produced two remarkable books dealing with Euclidean geometry. The first of these appeared in 1752 and provides a way of "treat[ing] of solids and their sections, by laying before them [young students] a more natural and familiar representation of those bodies, than can be obtained from perspective pictures or draughts delineated upon a plane or flat surface . I come now . to lay before the public a new performance, the chief scope of which is to produce mechanical representations of solids and their sections, for the use of such as would obtain just ideas of those bodies . without any occasion for that great attention which is absolutely requisite to be employed by the mind, when contemplating on the nature and description of those bodies, while expressed only by lines drawn according to the rules of perspective; which is an arduous task." (Preface). This work anticipates the work of others such as Oliver Byrne, who nearly 100 years later, sought to provide a commentary on Euclid using visual methods. Seller Inventory # 85501

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In Greek:] Deodomena kai Marinou Philosophou eis: EUCLID / Ed.

About this Item: Melchior Mondiere, Paris, 1625. Very rare editio princeps of this important text by Euclid, his only work in pure geometry, other than the Elements, to have survived in Greek. It is here accompanied by a commentary, or rather an introduction, by Marinus of Naples (5th century AD), the pupil and biographer of Proclus. Although the importance of the first printing of any Euclidean text goes without saying, the work is of particular interest given contemporary developments in French geometry — Descartes, Mersenne, Fermat, etc., to whose circle the translator Claude Hardy belonged."The Data is closely connected with books I-VI of the Elements. It is concerned with the different senses in which things are said to be given. Thus areas, straight lines, angles, and ratios are said to be "given in magnitude" when we can make others equal to them. Rectilineal figures are "given in species" or "given in form" when their angles and the ratio of their sides are given. Points, lines, and angles are "given in position" when they always occupy the same place, and so on. After the definitions there follow ninety-four propositions, in which the object is to prove that if certain elements of a figure are given, other elements are also given in one of the defined senses" (DSB IV.524).The most interesting propositions are a group of four which are exercises in geometrical algebra corresponding to Elements 11.28, 29. Proposition 58 reads: "If a given area be applied to a given straight line so as to be deficient by a figure given in form, the breadths of the deficiency are given;" Proposition 84, which depends upon it, reads: "If two straight lines contain a given area in a given angle, and if one of them is greater than the other by a given quantity, then each of them is given." These propositions are together equivalent to asserting the existence of the solution of a certain quadratic equation. Propositions 59 and 85 give the corresponding theorems for the excess, and are again equivalent to a quadratic equation. "A clue to the purpose of the Data is given by its inclusion in what Pappus calls the Treasury of Analysis. The concept behind the Data is that if certain things are given, other things are necessarily implied, until we are brought to something that is agreed. The Data is a collection of hints on analysis. Pappus describes the contents of the book as known to him; the number and order of the propositions differ in some respects from the text which has come down to us" (ibid.).Claude Hardy (1598?-1678) was a lawyer by profession, but took part in the weekly meetings of Roberval, Mersenne, and the other French geometricians in the Académie Mersenne, and was a friend of Claude Mydorge, who introduced him to Descartes. In his Examen of 1630, and again in his Refutation of 1638, Hardy exposed the fallacy of Paul Yvon’s solution to the problem of the duplication of the cube, a problem which attracted the attention of several seventeenth century writers, including Viéte, Descartes, Fermat, and Newton. Hardy also engaged in the dispute between Fermat and Descartes over the former’s method of maxima and minima; Hardy, together with Desargues and Mydorge, supported Descartes, while Fermat found two zealous defenders in Roberval and Pascal. "Hardy owed his greatest fame, however, to his knowledge of Arabic and other exotic languages, and in particular, to his edition of Euclid’s Data (1625), the editio princeps of the Greek text, together with a Latin translation" (DSB, under Hardy). OCLC lists copies at New York Public, Harvard, Stanford, Wisconsin and Hong Kong only. DSB IV.524; Brunet 11.1081; Graesse II, p. 511; Hoffmann II, p. 167; Riccardi, Bib. Euclidea 1625; Steck VIII.10. 4to (223 x 178 mm), pp 8, 181, [3:errata], text in Latin and Greek in parallel columns, printer’s device on title, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut diagrams in text, printed marginal notes. Contemporary limp vellum. A very fine and completely unrestored copy. Seller Inventory # 3427

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EUCLID

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About this Item: Basel Johannes Herwagen 1546., 1546. A genuine and attractive copy of the Basel Euclid in a contemporary binding. This edition contains the whole of the Euclidean corpus: in addition to the Elements in the different versions of Campanus, Navara and Zamberti, the Phaenomena, Catoptrica, and Data, it contains the first printing of the Opusculum de Levi & ponderoso, a fragment of which was discovered just as the present work’s first edition was about to be printed in 1537. Seller Inventory # 2733

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Elementorum libri XV una cum scholiis antiquiis: EUCLID

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About this Item: Camillo Franceschini, Pesaro, 1572. Early calf. First Commandino edition. FIRST EDITION OF THE MAGNIFICENT COMMANDINO EUCLID. THE DE-CHAMBRAY- MACCLESFIELD COPY. "Almost from the time of its writing, the Elements exerted a continuous and major influence on human affairs. It was the primary source of geometric reasoning, theorems, and methods at least until the advent of non-Euclidean geometry in the 19th century. It is sometimes said that, other than the Bible, the Elements is the most translated, published, and studied of all the books produced in the Western world. Euclid. set a standard for deductive and geometric instruction that persisted, practically unchanged, for more than 2,000 years" (Britannica). Translated into Latin with extensive commentary by the noted scholar Federico Commandino. Commandino's edition was "made use of by subsequent editors for centuries" (Thomas-Stanford). The Commandino Euclid is a gorgeously printed book, profusely illustrated with 865 in-text diagrams. Provenance: Roland Fréart de Chambray, with his ownership signature on front free endpaper (dated Paris, 1645); The Earl of Macclesfield, with his bookplate and embossed stamps from Shirburn Castle, Oxfordshire. de Chambray was an important figure in seventeenth-century French culture. In 1640 he was sent by Richelieu to Rome "to bring back to Paris the best artists of the time with the aim of making France the new artistic centre of the time." (It is likely he brought this copy of Euclid back with him.) He was an influential architectural and aesthetic critic, publishing the widely read Parallel of Antique and Modern Architecture in 1650 and translating into French the works of Palladio and Da Vinci. (Lefaivre and Tzonis, The Emergence of Modern Architecture). The library of the Earl of Macclesfield was one of the most renowned scientific libraries ever assembled, remaining largely untouched since the 18th-century until it was sold in a series of sales in 2004-2005. At the time, the Macclesfield sale realized the highest total ever for any sale of scientific books and manuscripts. Elementorum libri XV una cum scholiis antiquiis. A Federico Commandino Urbinate nuper in latinum conversi, commentariisque quibusdam illustrati. Pesaro: Camillo Franceschini, 1572. Folio (209x300mm), early full calf rebacked with original spine laid-down, gilt-ruled boards and gilt-decorated spine; edges speckled red. A few early notations in margins (possibly de Chambray's). Very occasional light browning but text exceptionally clean; CCC2 torn in margin. A few scuffs to binding. An outstanding wide-margined copy with distinguished provenance. Seller Inventory # 2093

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EUCLID

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About this Item: Johann Hervagium, Basel, 1546. Possibly a contemporary vellum binding, title in ink on spine, certainly a remboitage, with new endpapers; despite some minor staining on the first few leaves, a clean, wide-margined copy, with the ownership signature of Jacques de Baissonrond on the title, and contemporary annotations on the first few leaves of text. A large, wide-margined copy of the 1546 Herwagen edition of Euclid. According to Zeitlinger, it is "the first complete edition of Euclid's works." It contains Theon's explanation of the first thirteen books rendered in Latin by Bartholomaeus of Venice, plus the explanation by Campanus for all of the books, and by Hypsiclis of Alexandria for the last two. To these are added the Phaenomena, Catoptrica, and Data, as well as the first printing of the Opusculum de Levi & ponderoso, a fragment of which was discovered just as the present work's first edition was about to be printed in 1537."The Basle editions, an important series, all folios, were printed by Johann Herwagen between 1533 and 1558. Herwagen had migrated from Strasburg about 1528, when he acquired the citizenship of Basle, and married Gertrude, widow of the learned Basle printer John Froben and the daughter of the scholar and patron of letters Wolfgang Lachner. He was the first printer to inset Euclid's diagrams in the text . . . In August, 1537, he published a Latin version of the Elements, followed by other works attributed to Euclid. It is in roman type and contains three pages of introduction by Philip Melanchthon addressed 'stdiosis adolescentibus'. From many copies this introduction has been removed by the clerical censor who has added his stamp. As there does not appear to be anything objectionable in the introduction itself, this action of the censor must have arisen from hostility to the writer of it . . . A reprint of this edition appeared in 1546; it is quite differently set up.". Seller Inventory # 14487

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EUCLID

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About this Item: per Iohannem Hervagium, Basel, 1546. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. LATIN EDITION OF EUCLID'S WORKS Folio, pp. (viii) 587 (i). Roman letter in two sizes, commentary in italic, some Greek innumerable woodcut mathematical diagrams in text. Printer’s woodcut device on title and verso of last, fine white on black historiated Holbeinesque initials in various sizes. Blank fore edge of first gathering slightly frayed, that of the title with early repair, light marginal water-staining in last few gatherings, occasional minor dust soiling. Generally a most attractive copy in strictly contemporary London blind-stamped calf, covers triple blind ruled to a panel design, roll-tooled second panel with lozenge-shaped inner border to both covers (Oldham pl. LI: 866), spine neatly repaired, pastedowns taken from an English rubricated manuscript. c.1400 with decorative initials, eps. from Galen’s De Compositione medic., Basle 1530. C16th autograph and manuscript acquisition note of R. Skene or Shene on title. A very interesting copy of the second edition of Herlinus’ Latin edition of the collected works of Euclid first printed nine years earlier: it is quite differently set up. A reissue of the Elements edited by LeFèvre, Paris, 1516, "with few changes but with the addition of the ‘Phaenomena, Optica’ etc. For the edition of 1537 the Paris edition was collated with ‘a Greek copy’ by Christian Herlin." Heath, ‘The thirteen books of Euclid’s Elements’. The text is embellished with the commentaries of Theon of Alexandria and Campanus, in the Latin version of Bartholomaeus Zambertus. "I now come to the Basle editions, an important series, all folios printed by Johann Herwagen between 1533 and 1558. He was the first printer to inset Euclid’s diagrams in text. Earlier printers, and some later, placed them in the fore margin." Stanford. This copy is complete with the six-page dedication by Melanchthon to the ‘studiosis adolescentibus’ which is often mutilated or missing (see e.g. Thomas-Stanford copy). "From many copies this introduction has been removed by the clerical censor who has added his stamp" Stanford. A typographically handsome (see full-page reproduction by Thomas-Stanford) and textually significant edition of the "compilation of all earlier Greek mathematical knowledge since Pythagoras, organized into a consistent system ( ) the common school textbook of geometry for hundreds of years." (Printing and the Mind of Man 25 on first Latin edition). The last 100 pages comprise the minor works of Euclid such as the Phaenomena Data, Specularia and Perspectiva. A handsome and interesting copy in a charming contemporary London binding. BM. STC. Ger. p.288 (at least one imperfect). Adams E 975 (1 ditto). Thomas-Stanford 11. (Full page reproduction) Latin. Seller Inventory # L1822

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Elementorumlibri XV una cum scholiis antiquiis. A: EUCLID.

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About this Item: Camillo Franceschini, [Colophon:] Pesaro, 1572. First edition of ?the most important Latin translation [of Euclid] . it was the foundation of most translations which followed it up to the time of Peyrard [1814]? (Heath, The Thirteen Books of Euclid's Elements, Vol. 1, p. 104). Euclid?s Elements is the ?oldest mathematical textbook still in common use today? (PMM). The Elements ?exercised an influence upon the human mind greater than that of any other work except the Bible? (DSB). Federico Commandino was the most prolific Renaissance translator of Greek mathematical works, as well as the most mathematically competent. His translation was the first to be based upon a tolerably critical Greek original. Although thus far only the chief book-producing centers like Venice had been involved in printing Euclid, this new translation into Latin of the fifteen books of the Elements was produced in Pesaro, a provincial seaport on the Adriatic near Urbino.The first printed Latin translations of Euclid were the medieval translation from the Arabic by Campanus of Novara (Venice, 1482), followed by a Latin translation from the Greek by Bartolomeo Zamberti (Venice, 1505). These two translations, together with the editio princeps of the Greek (Basel, 1533), were the basis for all subsequent Latin editions for more than half a century, and for many translations after that. ?However, the better part of this influence was interrupted suddenly and decisively by the fourth major version: the publication at Pesaro in 1572 of the Latin translation by Federico Commandino of Urbino. Commandino?who, in addition to the place he holds in the history of physics deriving from his Liber de centro gravitatis (Bologna, 1565), prepared exacting Latin versions of many other Greek mathematical works?was clearly the most competent mathematician of all Renaissance editors of Euclid. He was also most astute in his scholarship, for we know that in addition to the 1533 editio princeps, he employed at least one other Greek manuscript in establishing the text for his translation. For the first time, save for the anonymous translation in the twelfth century, we now have a version (no matter what language) of the Elements that is solidly based on a tolerably critical Greek original. It even includes, also for the first time, a rendering of numerous Greek scholia. Aware, but critical, of the efforts of his predecessors, Commandino leaves no doubt of the advantage of staying closer to the Greek sources so many of them had minimized, if not ignored. The result of his labors may prove to be of less fascination than other versions, since it so closely follows the Greek we already know, but the importance it held for the subsequent modern history of the Elements is immeasurable. It came to serve, in sum, as the base of almost all other proper translations before Peyrard?s discovery of the ?pristine? Euclid in the early nineteenth century. Thus, to cite only the most notable cases in point, Greek texts of the Elements with accompanying Latin translation frequently based the latter on Commandino: for example, Henry Briggs?s Elementorum Euclidis libri VI priores (London, 1620) and even David Gregory?s 1703 Oxford edition of Euclid?s Opera omnia (which was the standard, pre-nineteenth-century source for the Greek text). Commandino was also followed in later strictly Latin versions: that of Robert Simson, simultaneously issued in English at Glasgow in 1756; and even that of Samuel Horsley, appearing at London in 1802. Vernacular translations often followed a similar course, beginning with the Italian translation, revised by Commandino himself, appearing at Urbino in 1575 and extending to and beyond the English version by John Keill, Savilian professor of astronomy at Oxford, in 1708? (DSB, under Euclid).?Born ca. 300 BC in Alexandria, Egypt, ?Euclid compiled his Elements from a number of works of earlier men. Among these are Hippocrates of Chios (flourished c. 440 BC), not to be confused with the physician Hippocrates of Cos (c. 4. Seller Inventory # 4230

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Euclidis Elementorum Libri XV. Accessit XVI. de: EUCLID

About this Item: Titles within architectural woodcut borders & numerous woodcuts in the text. 20 p.l., 331, [1] leaves, one blank leaf; 300 leaves. Two vols. in one. Thick 8vo, cont. blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, upper cover dated in blind "1580," remains of catches. Rome: V. Accolti, 1574. First edition of Clavius's main work, his rare and influential edition of Euclid; ours is a fine and handsome copy in a contemporary south German or Swiss blind-stamped and panelled pigskin binding over wooden boards. Clavius (1538-1612), was called by his contemporaries "the Euclid of the sixteenth century." "In 1574 a new departure in the matter of format was taken. A Latin edition in two octavo volumes with rather diminutive diagrams was printed at Rome by Vincenzo Accolti. The [editor] was Christophorus Clavius (Schlüssel) of Bamberg, of the Society of Jesus, a mathematician who gave the Gregorian Calendar of New Style its present form and made all the calculations necessary for its verification. It contains the fifteen books with very full scholia, and the addition of a sixteenth, De solidorum regularium comparatione. It was reprinted at Rome in 1589 in the same form, and in folio at Cologne in 1591."-Thomas-Stanford, p. 11. [Clavius's] "Elements, which is not a translation, contains a vast quantity of notes collected from previous commentators and editors, as well as some good criticisms and elucidations of his own. Among other things, Clavius made a new attempt at proving 'the postulate of the parallels.'?In a scholion, to the twelfth proposition of the ninth book of Euclid, Clavius objects to Cardanus' claim to originality in employing a method that derives a proposition by assuming the contradictory of the proposition to be proved. According to Clavius, Cardanus was anticipated in this method by Euclid and by Theodosius of Bithynia in the twelfth proposition of the first book of his Sphaericorum."-D.S.B., III, p. 311. Minor browning and discoloration to the binding but a fine and large copy; just the way it should appear. ?Thomas-Stanford 19. Seller Inventory # 5968

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Euclidis Elementorum libri XV. Unà cum scholijs: Euclid

Euclid

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About this Item: Jacobus Chriegher German, Pesaro, 1572. Folio in sixes, pp. [24] plus 255 leaves; title within an architectural woodcut border, historiated woodcut initials, numerous woodcut geometric diagrams and illustrations in the text; a clean, crisp copy in 19th century quarter vellum over marbled boards, smooth gilt-decorated spine with 2 black calf lettering pieces, edges stained yellow; nice copy. "A new translation into Latin of the fifteen books of the Elements appeared at Pesaro, a seaport on the Adriatic near Urbino, in 1572. The printer was Camillo Francischini. The translation, which was made use of by subsequent editors for centuries, was the work of Federigo Comandino, certainly an outstanding figure in the history of Euclid's Elements" (Thomas-Stanford). Adams E-984; Thomas-Stanford, Early Editions of Euclid's Elements, no. 18. Seller Inventory # 38312

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EUCLID.) BYRNE, Oliver.

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About this Item: London: William Pickering, 1847, 1847. Quarto (233 x 185 mm). Rebound to style in dark blue half calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco labels, raised bands, marbled paper sides, brown endpapers. Board edges lightly rubbed, spotting and offsetting as virtually always with this book. A very good copy. Geometric diagrams printed in red, blue and yellow; printed in Caslon old-face type with ornamental initials by C. Whittingham of Chiswick. First edition of this celebrated book, the most interesting and inventive attempt to revisualise the classic ur-text of geometry by printing the diagrams in various colours, a method which stretched the printers' skills to their utmost. Oliver Byrne (c.1810–c.1890) is described on the title page as "Surveyor of Her Majesty's Settlements in the Falkland Islands and Author of Numerous Mathematical Works". He was appointed professor of mathematics, at the College for Civil Engineering, Putney, at the age of 20. The 1871 census lists his place of birth as Leyden, Holland. McLean, Victorian Book Design, p. 70. Seller Inventory # 90367

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Euclidis opera a Campano interprete fidissimo tralata: EUCLID

EUCLID

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About this Item: Paganinus de Paganinis, Venice, 1509. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. [Venice]: Paganinus de Paganinis, [11 June 1509]. 4to (295x208 mm). [1], 2-144 (i.e. 145), [1: blank] ff. Signatures: a10 b-s8. Place and date of printing from colophon (Venetiis Impressum per probum virum Paganinum de paganinis de Brixia [.], M.D.VIIII. Klen. XI Iunii). Title printed in red and black. Numerous woodcut initials and geometrical diagrams in the outside margins. Entirely restored binding, original morocco with gilt arabesque frame and centre-piece laid down on thick wooden boards, four new clasps and catches attached to three edges. Title-page and damaged edges of all leaves expertly restored with Japanese tissue paper (affecting 4 words of title, two words of f.1 and some of the outer geometrical diagrams in the first 40 leaves). Light browning, faint spotting and staining throughout. A few contemp. annotations in ink. A handsome copy, wide-margined and complete with the final blank. ---- Riccardi II, 229-30; Adams E-981; Thomas-Stanford 4; Sander 2608; Choix, 6525; Graesse II, 511-12. FIRST EDITION BY PACIOLI. The very rare edition edited by Luca de Pacioli (1445-1517), who has contributed important corrections and explanations. Pacioli was a friend and collaborator of Piero della Francesca and Leonardo da Vinci. He published his Summa of arithmetical practices in 1494, and in 1509 both his great Divina proportione (in which he collaborated with Leonardo) and this important edition of Euclid. "In 1509 there had appeared a very notable edition of the fifteen books of the Elements from the press of Paganinus de Paganinis From the typographical point of view it is a very remarkable and attractive book. The title, in red and black, is admirably spaced. The text, which is not overloaded with commentary, fills only half the width of the page, the ample margin being occupied by the diagrams which are on unusually large scale. In the Venetian Euclids of 1482, 1505, and 1509 the art of book-production reached the meridian" (Thomas-Stanford 6). - Visit our website for additional images!. Seller Inventory # 002085

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The First Six Books of The Elements: Euclid & Byrne,

Euclid & Byrne, Oliver

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About this Item: William Pickering, London, 1847. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. This copy is the 1st edition, 1st printing of the increasingly scarce Byrne's Elements of Euclid and was printed in 1847 by William Pickering. It is in its original (now rare) but worn binding of bright blue faux morocco ribbed cloth with gold titling to the front and gold page edges. These innovative geometric diagrams are, for the time, a masterpiece of printing. They were intended to facilitate the learning of geometry but perhaps merely complicated it and are printed in startling bright primary colours, yellow, red and blue with black, very reminiscent of the later Mondrian's work. The type face used is Caslon old-face and has ornamental initials. It was stated by an eminent book collector, McLean, to be "one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the whole 19th century." The binding needs some attention but the text block is firm, although the title page alone is absent. There is, as with nearly all copies of this book, some browning, staining or foxing to many pages. Seller Inventory # 005927

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Euclidis Elementorum Libri XV. Accessit XVI de: Clavius, Christophorus; Euclid

Clavius, Christophorus; Euclid

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About this Item: Apud Vicentium Accoltum, Rome, 1574. First Edition. 8vo., (17 x 12.5 cm), [40], 331, [1] (blank), [1] (title) 298 lvs., vellum, handwritten title to spine. First editions. Two volumes bound in one. Both volumes have an engraved title page. Vol.2 has title: Euclidis posteriores libri sex a X. ad XV. Accessit XVI., De solidorum regularium comparatione . Numerous geometrical diagrams in text. Colophon of Vol. 2 missing. The first edition of The Elements of Euclid by Clavius with his comprehensive comments. Clavius (1537-1612) a German Jesuit stayed in Rome where he tought Mathematics at the Collegio Romano. 'The Elements' is his main work. "The Elements, which is not a translation, contains a vast quantity of notes collected from previous commentators and editors, as well as some good criticism and elucidations of his own. Among other things, Clavius made a new attempt of proving the Postulate of Parallels." (DSB Vol. 3.) Based on this edition Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) ( also called Li Madou), and Xu Guangqi (1562-1633) translated the first six books of Euclid' Elements from Latin into Chinese and published it in 1607 in Beijing under the title 'Jihe yuanben'. "Euclid' Elements, in the Latin version prepared in 1574 by Christophorus Clavius [.] was the first substantial part of a European text to be translated into Chinese." (See: Engelfriet, Peter: Euclid in China, Leiden 1998; also on Clavius' edition: Heath, Thomas: Euclid's Elements, 1908) STC (Italian) p. 238. A fine copy. Seller Inventory # 314641

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Evclide Megarense Philosopho: solo introdvtttore delle Scientie: EUCLID OF ALEXANDRIA.

About this Item: (Colophon: Venice, Venturino Rossenelli, 1543). Folio. (30,5x22 cm.). Contemporary full Italian limp vellum. Remains of ties. Old handwritten title on spine. Upper part of frontcover slightly creased. A few small nicks to hinges at cords. Vellum with brownspots. 242 leaves (2-241 numb. II-CCXXXIX). Misnumbering of leaves in sign. A (10 lvs.), due to the insertion of corrections on f A5. (Collation corresponds to that given by Thomas-Stanford No. 34). Large margins profusely illustrated with diagrams. Upper right corner of title gone with loss of of 3 letters "NSE" in MEGARENSE, f A2-A6 with upper right corners and a wormtract-hole in lower margin repaired. A wormtract in lower margin on the next 11 lvs. A1-A6 mounted skillfully on thin opaque parchment-paper. A rather faint dampstain in upper right corner throughout. Last 5 leaves with a small nick in right margin, no loss. Otherwise remarkable clean and printed on good strong paper. On the title a large woodcut device with arms with G.T. (Gabriele Tadino, to whom the work is dedicated). Colophon with large woodcut device with the letters .P.Z.F. and this repeated on verso of last leaf. Scarce first edition of the first translation of Euclid in any modern language by the famous Niccolo Tartaglia. The translation and Tartaglia's commentaries, strongly accelerated the development of physics and mechanics in the 16th century, as it showed how mathematics could be applied to dynamics and mechanics as well as to architecture, construction and perspective. More than 20 years should elapse before the next language should receive the privilege of displaying Euclid among their goods, this was the French translation published by Pierre Forcadel, Paris 1564. "When Tartaglia submits that his redaction was made "secondo le due tradittioni", there is no question that Campanus - who appears to be heavely favored - and Zamberti are meant. When Campanus has added propositions or premises, Tartaglia has approriately translated them and noted their absence "nelle seconda tradittione", while things omitted by Campanus but included by Zamberti receive the reverse treatment" (John Murdoch in DSB).Niccolo Fontana Tartaglia of Brescia has a great name in the history of mathematics. A cut in the face from a French soldier caused him to stammer and as a consequence of this he was called 'Tartaglia' (the stammerer). He is famous for his solution of third-degree equations which occasioned a long polemic with Cardano about priority. He is also known for "Tartaglia's Triangle", later known as "Pascal's Triangle", and he is well-known for his Archimedes-edition of 1543 and 1551 with his commentaries."The most famous source of Greek geometry is the monumental work of Euclid of Alexandria, called the "Elements" (around 300 B.C.). No other book of science had a comparable influence on the intellectual development of mankind. It was a treatise of geometry in thirteen books which included all the fundamental results of scientific geometry up to his time. Euclid did not claim for himself any particular discovery, he was merely a compiler. Yet, in view of the systematic arrangement of the subject matter and the exact logical procedure followed, we cannot doubt that he himself provided a large body of specific formulations and specific auxiliary theorems in his deductions. It is no longer possible to pass judgement on the authorship of much of this material; his book was meant as a textbook of geometry which paid attention to the material, while questions of priority did not enter the discussion." (Cornelius Lanzos in "Space through the Ages").Max Steck III:40 - Thomas-Stanford: 34 - Riccardi Euclideana 1543, 1 - Adams E:992. - Brunet II:1090. (Premiere edition de ce travail estimé). - Graesse II:513. Seller Inventory # 34704

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1546 Folio ed Complete Works of EUCLID: EUCLID

EUCLID

Published by Basileae, per Johannem Hervagium, mense augusto, anno M.D. XLVI. [1546]. (1546)

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About this Item: Basileae, per Johannem Hervagium, mense augusto, anno M.D. XLVI. [1546]., 1546. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1546 Folio ed Complete Works of EUCLID Elements Mathematics Logic Data Geometry EXCEEDINGLY RARE & DESIRABLE / See photos “The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God” – Euclid “The first complete edition of Euclid’s works” (Zeitlinger) An incredible folio edition of Euclid’s “Elementorum Geometricorum.” This edition contains the whole of Euclid’s works: • “The Elements” – considered the most successful texts on mathematics and logic • “Data” – essay on advanced geometric propositions • “Phaenomena” – treatise on spherical astronomy • “Catoptirca” – treatise on mathematical theory of mirrors • “Opusculum de levi, ponderosa” – a fragment of this work was discovered after the first edition of this work in 1537! The works of Euclid printed in Basil, was published by Johann Herwagen from 1533-1558, all of which were folio. Philip Melanchthon provided an introduction for the 1537 first edition and was retained for this second printing (often missing from many printings), however, this printing is formatted quite differently from the first. "from many copies this introduction has been removed by the clerical censor [.]. As there does not appear to be anything objectionable in the introduction itself, this action of the censor must have arisen from hostility to the writer of it." (Thomas-Standord 11). This edition of “Elements” was translated from Greek by Zamberti. Item number: #537 Price: $7500 EUCLID Euclidis Megarensis mathematici clarissimi Elementorum geometricorum libri xv. Cum expositione Theonis in priores XIII ; Bartholomaeo Veneto Latinitate donata, Campani in omnes, & Hypsiclis Alexandrini in duos postremos. His adiecta sunt Phaenomena, Catoptrica & Optica, deinde Protheoria Marini & Data, Postremum uero, Opusculum de Leui & Ponderoso, hactenus non uisum, eiusdem autoris. Basileae, per Johannem Hervagium, mense augusto, anno M.D. XLVI. [1546]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [8], 587, [1] o Signatures: †4 a-z6 Aa-Zz6 AA-CC6. o Printer’s device on title-page & verso of final leaf o Illustrated with numerous geometric figures • References: Adams E 975; Thomas-Stanford 11; Schweiger I, p.111; BM STC German p.288 • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure • Language: Latin • Size: ~12.5in X 8.5in (31cm x 21.5cm) • We find this same, extremely rare masterpiece for sale elsewhere at $12,000 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 537 Photos available upon request. Seller Inventory # ABE-1494854987275

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About this Item: Johannes Hervagius, Basel, 1537. Basel Edition in Latin. ii, 587pp. Woodcut printer's device on title page and ep, woodcut initials, headpieces and diagrams. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with light wear to spine head. Ties broken at fore edge. Lacking the first 3 initial leaves [with Melanchthon's preface]. Minor edge chipping to title page. Pp295- 300 tear at upper edge with slight text loss and tears to inner margins of pp301-310, with slight impact on text. Some occasional early marginal annotations and some scattered light staining. Text block firm Later limp vellum with yapped edges. Seller Inventory # e8218

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Euclidis Megarensis mathematici clarissimi Elementorum geometricorum lib.: EUCLID

About this Item: Johannes Herwagen, Basel, 1537. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Folio (292 x 198 mm). [8], 587 [1] pp., including the preface by Melanchthon, ornamental capitals and hundreds of diagrams in text, printer's woodcut device on title and Cc6v. Signatures: +4, a-z6, A-Cc6. Latin text with Greek letters used for designating points on geometric diagrams. Contemporary full vellum, spine with 4 raised bands, ink-lettered in first two compartments, embossed lettering to bottom edge (boards soiled and rubbed, little wear to extremities, upper hinge partly split, spine wormed and chipped at foot, corners bumped). Internally very little browned, the name Melanchthon ink censored on preliminary leaves, worm track to lower blank margin of first and final few leaves, little soiling of title-page, contemporary ink marginalia throughout (some shaved, one folded), faint marginal dampstains to few pages, occasional small ink spots. Provenance: Libreria Loescher, Roma (sticker to front pastedown). A fine, unrestored and wide-margined copy in nice contemporary binding. ---- Thomas-Stanford 9; Steck III.33; Houzeau-Lancater 832; Honeyman 977; VD 16, E4154; BM STC, German Books p. 288; Adams E 974. FIRST LATIN EDITION by Herwagen (Hervagius) with the prefatory letter by Philip Melanchthon which is often missing because of censorship (his name in our copy just inked out). Hervagen uses Bartolomeo Zanetti's translation of 1505 for this edition after having previously printed the first edition of the Greek text in 1533. The 1537 edition became the first to contain also Euclids smaller tracts "Phaenomena"(Spherical geometry), "Catoptrica" (Mirror-reflexion), "Optica", "Data" and "De levi et ponderoso" It was reprinted in 1546 and in 1558.- Visit our website to see more images!. Seller Inventory # 002541

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Intersticies & intersections, or, an autodidact comprehends: Maret, Russell; Euclid

Maret, Russell; Euclid

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About this Item: Russell Maret, New York, 2014. Maret, Russell. Interstices & intersections or, an autodidact comprehends a cube. Thirteen Euclidean propositions. Translated by Thomas Little Heath with commentary by Russell Maret. [pagination etc., accordion-folded.] New York: Russell Maret, 2014. [size; binding by Daniel Kelm] One of 71 numbered copies printed by Maret on a special making of Zerkall paper. Preserved in a clamshell box. Prospectus included. A Letterpress Color Printing Tour de Force based on Euclid's Elements, designed by Russell Maret and set in type designed by him, and with X [need numbers] beautiful color illustrations by Maret derived from Euclidean diagrams, each one requiring from ten to fourteen or more impressions to produce. Maret's book has been compared Oliver Byrne's The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid (1847), but it is vastly superior in its design and execution, and includes color images that it is unlikely that any other letterpress printer could achieve. Maret described his design process for this work as follows: "I am beginning the project by reading and drawing proofs for all the propositions in Euclid's thirteen books [of the Elements]. In the process, certain propositions stand out as having a particular interest or relevance: they spark associations in literature, letter forms, or life experience (or all three). I then develop visual ideas, write sections of text, and read books that might inspire or relate to the proposition at hand. Eventually, I will choose one proposition from each of the thirteen books and pair them with accompanying textual and visual commentaries of my own. For the illustrations, I am first painting them in pencil, ink, watercolor, and/or acrylic. Once I am satisfied with an illustration, I redraw it in separations to prepare it for printing. For the translation from painting to print to work, most of the spreads I have designed so far involve between ten and fourteen press runs each. The text of the book will be set in my proprietary type family, Gremolata & Cancellaresca Milanese, and printed from photo-polymer plates. The binding will be executed by Daniel Kelm" (Prospectus). Russell Maret is a fine printer and type designer working in New York City. He began printing in San Francisco as a teenager before apprenticing with Peter Koch in Berkeley and Firefly Press in Somerville, Massachusetts. He set up his own press at the Center for Book Arts, New York in 1993 and has been printing and publishing ever since. In 1996 Russell began teaching himself how to design typefaces, which led to a twelve-year study of letter forms before he completed his first typeface in 2008. The next year Russell was awarded the Rome Prize in Design from the American Academy in Rome. In 2011, he began working with the Dale Guild Type Foundry to convert some of his designs into new metal typefaces. Seller Inventory # 43151

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