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Euclidis Elementorum Libri xv, breviter demonstrati by Isaac Barrow - 1st Edition - 1655 - from E C Books and

Euclidis Elementorum Libri xv, breviter demonstrati

by Isaac Barrow

Condition: Fair/N

Cantabrigiae [Cambridge] : Ex celebarrimae Academiae Typographeo. Impensis Guilielmi Nealand Bibliopolae, 1655 A fair copy of the 1st edition in contemporary binding. Isaac Barrow (1630-1677) was a mathematician, classical scholar and theologian. He is principally known for his work on tangents and Calculus. He was one of Isaac Newton's teachers. This translation of Euclid from the Greek to Latin was his first work. The full leather binding is complete and has raised bands and a title label to the spine. The boards are held to the binding by their strings only and are warped. The binding could be repaired as the leather is complete and in reasonably clean condition. Internally, there is a heraldic bookplate to the front pastedown and minute detailed scholarly notes in ink to any initial blank page - including the front pastedown. These notes appear to be early and possibly contemporary. Contents: title page with ink signature; dedication 3 pp; Ad Lectorum 5 pp; poem 1 p; blank; text pp 1-342 with numerous diagrams; Finis with seal; blank; rear pastedown with continuation of notes. The note-taker has been careful not to note on text pages. There is some staining to margins, particularly the bottom margin where there is what looks like soot-spotting. Staining largely stays in the margin - towards the end it strays occasionally into the text but does not obscure it.

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032050
  • Title: Euclidis Elementorum Libri xv, breviter demonstrati
  • Author: Isaac Barrow
  • Format/binding:Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ex celebarrimae Academiae Typographeo. Impensis Guilielmi Nealand Bibliopolae
  • Place: Cantabrigiae [Cambridge]
  • Date published: 1655
  • Keywords: euclid; isaac barrow; isaac newton; seventeenth century mathematics
  • Bookseller catalogs: 17th century works;
  • Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall


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