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Euclides Elements of Geometry, the first VI books: in a compendious form contracted., Whereunto is added, The Mathematicall Preface of Mr. John Dee, BOUND WITH: IDEM. Practicall Geometry In Two Parts
Robert and William Leybourn 1651 - Small 4to. (170mm x 125mm) 1st WORK: pp: [4], 95 (John Dee's Mathematicall Preface), [1], 24 (propositions), 259, [1]. 2nd WORK: [8], 56, [4], 139, some soiling, browning and marginal staining, a few cont. mss. annotations to the margins and at the rear, the lower margin close shaved, affecting a few catch-words; modern chestnut sheep gilt, marbled endpapers. A sound copy in a rather glitzy binding, without the blank A1 to the 1st work. COLLATION: Unsigned2, B4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Ccc2; A2, B2, C4-I4, Aa4-Ss4. 1st editions of Thomas Rudd's (1584? - 1656) mathematical works, the edition of Euclid being noteworthy for containing the 2nd printing of John Dee's celebrated preface to Billingsly's first translation of Euclid into English (1570). Wing E3396 and R2107A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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