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Mathematicall Recreations. Or, A collection of many problemes, extracted out of the ancient and modern philosophers, as secrets and experiments in arithmetick, geometry, cosmographie, horologiographie, astronomie, navigation, musick, opticks, architecture, statick, mechanicks, chemistry, water-works, fire-works, &c. Not vulgarly manifest till now
William Leake, London, 1653. Second Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. 1/4 early leather over marbled boards, corners reinforced with vellum. Worn and rubbed, front hinge split but attached by cords. Notes to endpapers, scattered light foxing, a few finger smudges, small section of worming to the bottom margin just touching a few letters; generally clean. The second English edition of this important book of mathematics, illusions, fireworks, and optics first published in 1624 as Les récréations mathématiques and often attributed to Jean Leurechon Brunet 7849 (French ed.). With the Description of the Use of the Generall Horological Ring and The Double Horizontall Diall by William Oughtred bound in at the end with a separate title dated 1652 and unpaginated. Lacking the rear endpaper. With a separate engraved title with a slightly different title. Immensely popular and influential, it passed through over 30 editions in thje 17th century, influencing the wave of popular mathematical books to come. [40], 284, [1], 285-286, [17] p. With in text illustrations throughout. Graesse 8.46 (French ed.). First issue of the second English edition. ESTC R217635 Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Inventory No: 041376. .
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