Oxford,The Manor House at Clifton Hampden
25 - 26 September 2000
BYRNE, Oliver (editor). The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid in which Coloured Diagrams and Symbols are used instead of Letters for the Greater Ease of Learners, London: William Pickering, 1847. 4°, wood-engraved initials and headpieces, diagrams printed in colours (occasional light spotting and mainly marginal browning), 19th-century calf stamped in blind, spine gilt with red morocco lettering piece (extremities rubbed).
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