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Francofurti, Ex Officine Typographica Nicolai Hoffmanni, Sumptibus Ionæ Rhodii, 1607.. De Solidorum Regularium cuiuslibet intra quodlibet comparatione. Omnes Perspicuis Demonstrationibus, accuratisque scholiis illustrati: nunc quarto editi, ac multarum rerum accessione post primam editionem locupletati. Auctore Christophoro Clavio. Sixth edition 1607, first published in Rome in 1574. 2 volumes, complete set, each with title page, that in Volume I printed red and black, Latin text, small 8vo, approximately 190 x 115 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, printer's pictorial device on title pages, numerous diagrams in the text, decorated head- and tailpieces and initials, pages: (128), 671; 680, bound in modern blind panelled full calf, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered labels, new endpapers. Volume numbers on spines are amateurish, upper margins slightly cropped, occasionally shaving the running title, a few pages age-browned, an occasional small light stain, occasional very small closed edge tear, 2 partially erased notes in pencil, Volume I: title page dusty, 3 small repairs to lower and upper corners and 1 at top edge, all done on blank side, outer margin slightly trimmed, paper a little soft, 3 small wormholes in inner margin, some pale damp staining, not affecting legibility, ink number in 1 margin, corner torn off 1 lower margin, no loss of text, small worm track to lower margin from page 641-671; Volume II: damp stain in inner and lower margin from title page to page 67, repeated occasionally, small worm track in lower margin of title page persisting to page 27, affecting text but most still easily legible, worming to lower margin from page 445-477, and to inner margin from 445-471, this last just affecting 1 or 2 letters, margin of final page lightly stained and with small closed tear, neatly repaired. Bindings tight and firm. A good set. Christopher Clavius (Christoph Clau or Klau) (1538-1612) was a renowned German Jesuit astronomer and mathematician born in Bamberg in Bavaria. In his last years he was one of the most respected astronomers in Europe and his textbooks were used for astronomical education for over fifty years. He was the main architect of the Gregorian calendar. The greatest scholars of his time, such men as Tycho Brahe, Johann Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Giovanni Antonio Magini, esteemed him highly and he was called the "Euclid of the sixteenth century". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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