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CUSA, Nicolaus de (Nicholaus VON KUES, Nicolaus CUSANUS).
Important 15th-century contributions to mathematics and (experimental) science, including one of the first publications on lenses
Opuscula theologica et mathematica.[Strasbourg, Martin Flach, the two parts not after 2 January 1489 and 13 October 1488 respectively]. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With 1 full-page woodcut, several geometrical and mathematical woodcut diagrams in the text. Set in a rotunda gothic type, with a larger one for running heads. With dozens of large and hundreds of small manuscript lombardic initials (the first in blue, the rest in red) and rubricated throughout. Bound in contemporary blind-tooled calf in gothic style, sewn on 4 double cords, each board with triple fillets forming a rectangle divided into 4 lozenges and 8 half-lozenges with small stamps (rozettes, fleurs-de-lis, etc.) at many of the intersections. [102]; [2 blank]; [169], [1 blank] ll. First edition of Nicolaus de Cusa's famous theories on arithmetic, mathematics, geometry, the movement of the earth, the universe and the notion of infinity. Nicolaus de Cusa, also called Nicolaus von Kues, Nicholas of Cusa or Nicolaus Cusanus (ca. 1401-1464), was a German cardinal, mathematician, scholar, experimental scientist and influential philosopher and theologian. He is best known for his philosophical thoughts, particularly stressing the incomplete nature of mans knowledge of God and of the universe, but no less important were his scientific contributions. Cusanuss influence on subsequent thinkers, particularly on later scientists such as Copernicus, Giordano Bruno and Johann Kepler, was immense. While constructing his own version of Neoplatonism, in which the whole world can be seen as a divine reflection, he anticipated m … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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