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EUCLID.

Elementorum libri XV. Unà cum scholijs antiquis....

A Federico Commandino Urbinate nuper in latinum converse, commentarijsque quibusdam illustrati.

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Published: Pesaro [Camillo Franceschini,] 1572

Stock Code: 52092

£9,500
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition of the famous Latin translation of Euclid by the Italian humanist and mathematician, Federico Commandino (1509-1579). Born in Urbino, Commandino studied at Padua and at Ferrara, where he received his doctorate in medicine. He was hugely influential in providing Latin translations, making newly accessible the works of the ancient Greek mathematicians, notably Archimedes, Aristarchus of Samos, Pappus of Alexandria, and Hero of Alexandria. Euclid's Elements is the father of them all, being "the oldest science textbook, 2,000 years old and still in use" (Dibner); which "has exercised an influence upon the human mind greater than that of any other work except the Bible" (DSB).

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Description

Folio (299 x 209 mm). Eighteenth-century Italian sprinkled calf, spine with double gilt rules either side of raised bands, red and black morocco lettering-pieces, blue hand-coloured endpapers and edges. Housed in a brown flat-back cloth box by the Chelsea Bindery.

Illustrations

Woodcut geometric diagrams in the text.

Condition

A little skilful repair to spine ends, a few minor marks internally, but an excellent copy.

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