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    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 200

    EUCLID -- BORELLI, Giovanni Alfonso (1608-1679). Euclides restitutus denuo limatus, siue prisca geometriae elementa breviùs, & faciliùs contexta ... Editio tertia, cui subsequuntur Apollonii elementa conica, atque Archimedis opera breviori methodo demonstrata. Rome: Mascardi, 1679. Two volumes in one, 12° (146 x 75mm). Woodcut device on first title, 16 engraved plates (8 in vol.I rubbed with loss, 4 in vol.II inkstained), diagrams. (I7 in vol.I torn without loss of letters, Q7-10 in vol.I disbound, dampstaining, browning). Contemporaray calf (rubbed, joints split, spine damaged). PROVENANCE: Macclesfield South Library with engraved bookplate and blindstamp at head of title and next leaf. A 12mo edition of Borelli's Euclid together with his Apollonius and Archimedes, published in the year he died.

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    EUCLID -- BORELLI, Giovanni Alfonso (1608-1679). Euclides restitutus denuo limatus, siue prisca geometriae elementa breviùs, & faciliùs contexta ... Editio tertia, cui subsequuntur Apollonii elementa conica, atque Archimedis opera breviori methodo demonstrata. Rome: Mascardi, 1679. Two volumes in one, 12° (146 x 75mm). Woodcut device on first title, 16 engraved plates (8 in vol.I rubbed with loss, 4 in vol.II inkstained), diagrams. (I7 in vol.I torn without loss of letters, Q7-10 in vol.I disbound, dampstaining, browning). Contemporaray calf (rubbed, joints split, spine damaged). PROVENANCE: Macclesfield South Library with engraved bookplate and blindstamp at head of title and next leaf. A 12mo edition of Borelli's Euclid together with his Apollonius and Archimedes, published in the year he died.

    [BORELLI, G.A.] Euclide restituto overo gli antichi elementi geometrici ristaurati, e facilitati. Rome: Angelo Bernabò, 1680. 12° (310 x 202mm). Title in red and black with engraved device, woodcut diagrams throughout (title soiled with upper and outer edges repaired, tear at foot of Vvvv1 crudely repaired, browning, spotting, a few tears in blank margins). Contemporary vellum with leather spine label (soiled, upper cover warped). Posthumously published edition of Borelli's Latin Euclid, originally published in 1658.

    MARTELLI, Niccolo and Vincenzo VIVIANI. Elementi piani, solidi d' Euclide. [and:] Quinto libro degli elementi d' Euclide ovvero scienza universale delle proporzioni. Spiegata colla dottrina del Galileo. Florence: Bernardo Paperini, 1734. Together two volumes, 12° (144 x 73mm). Woodcut diagrams and decorations (some heavy soiling at beginning of second vol.). Mid-20th century vellum with leather label on spine and arms in gilt on covers. (4)


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