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  1. The first six books of The Elements of Euclid

    The first six books of The Elements of Euclid

    in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners.
    First edition of this celebrated book, the most interesting and inventive attempt to revisualise the classic ur-text of geometry by printing the diagrams in various colours, a method which stretched the printers' skills to their utmost. Oliver Byrne (c.1810-c.1890) is described on the title page as "Surveyor of Her Majesty's Settlements in the Falkland Islands and Author of Numerous Mathematical Works". Learn More
    £9,500

    Date of Publication: 1847

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112526

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  2. The first six books of The Elements of Euclid

    The first six books of The Elements of Euclid

    in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners.
    First edition of this celebrated book, the most interesting and inventive attempt to revisualise the classic ur-text of geometry by printing the diagrams in various colours, a method which stretched the printers' skills to their utmost. Oliver Byrne (c.1810-c.1890) is described on the title page as "Surveyor of Her Majesty's Settlements in the Falkland Islands and Author of Numerous Mathematical Works". Learn More
    £6,750

    Date of Publication: 1847

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90367

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