14 June 2006
APOLLONIUS PERGAEUS (fl.225 B.C.). De sectione rationis... Edited by Edmund Halley. Oxford: e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1706.
8o (193 x 123 mm). Numerous diagrams in text (lacking half title?). Contemporary calf, upper cover gilt stamped: "Lending Library" (upper joint starting). Provenance: Dublin, Trinty College Lending Library (ink stamp on verso of title).
FIRST EDITION. Translated from the Arabic MS. discovered in the Bodleian Library. Very rare; the last copy to sell at auction was the Honeyman copy in 1978. Sotheran I, 122-23.
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