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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 35

    BRIGGS, Henry (1561-1630). Triginometria Britannica sive de doctrina triangoulorum libri duo. Gouda: Petrus Rammasenius, 1633. 2° (335 x 223mm). Half title, woodcut diagrams (occasional light marginal waterstaining, lightly browned throughout and a little soiled). Contemporary calf gilt (rebacked, rubbed and a little scuffed). Provenance: Lord Arundell of Wardour (inscription on title and bookplate) -- British Astronomical Association (2 stamps on title).

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    BRIGGS, Henry (1561-1630). Triginometria Britannica sive de doctrina triangoulorum libri duo. Gouda: Petrus Rammasenius, 1633. 2° (335 x 223mm). Half title, woodcut diagrams (occasional light marginal waterstaining, lightly browned throughout and a little soiled). Contemporary calf gilt (rebacked, rubbed and a little scuffed). Provenance: Lord Arundell of Wardour (inscription on title and bookplate) -- British Astronomical Association (2 stamps on title).

    FIRST EDITION of Briggs' tables of logarithmic sines and tangents, the first complete trigonometrical tables. The work was finished by his riend Henry Gellibrand after Briggs death in 1630. Gellibrand added a preface "explaining the application of logarithms to plane and spherical trigonometry" (DSB). Brunet I, 1258.


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