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PEURBACH, Georg von. Quadratum geometricum praeclarissimi mathematici. Nuremberg: Johann Stuchs, June 1516.
PEURBACH, Georg von. Quadratum geometricum praeclarissimi mathematici. Nuremberg: Johann Stuchs, June 1516.

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PEURBACH, Georg von. Quadratum geometricum praeclarissimi mathematici. Nuremberg: Johann Stuchs, June 1516.

2o (290 x 201 mm). Title printed in red and black and with large woodcut of Peurbach's device (repeated on A2v), diagrams in text. (Title a bit soiled, light wear near gutter.) Modern half morocco (lightly rubbed).

FIRST EDITION. "It consists of a description of an instrument made up of an open square with two graduated sides and a pointer and sight attached to turn on the vertex opposite the graduated sides. The instrument is used for measuring altitudes of heavenly bodies or objects on earth and, by taking measurements from different positions, for determining the distance of inaccessible objects on the earth" (DSB). RARE: no copies appear in ABPC in at least thirty years. Adams P-2270; Poggendorff II:422.
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