2 December 2010
EUCLID (fl. 300 BC). [Elementa - Elements]. Euclidis posteriores Lib. IX. Rome: B. Grassi, 1589.
Second volume (of 2 only). 8o (176 x 118 mm). Engraved title, woodcut diagrams in text. Contemporary vellum. Provenance: early ink inscription (erased).
Later edition of "the oldest mathematical textbook still in common use today" (PMM). Adams E-987.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately