25 November 1992
MUHAMMAD IBN ABD AL BAQI (d.1141, i.e. Machometus Bagdedinus). Libro del modo de dividere le superficie attributio a Machometo Bagdedino... Edited by John Dee and Frederico Commandino. Pesaro: Girolamo Concordia, 1570.
8° (199 x 145mm.). Woodcut printer's device on title, two historiated initials and 114 text diagrams (small paper flaws in upper blank margin of A3 & 4, some light waterstaining). Modern boards.
FIRST EDITION IN ITALIAN. This Arabic treatise dealing with the division of rectilinear figures into equal parts of various numbers or in given ratio was discovered by Dee who thought it to be derived from Euclid's lost treatise 'On Divisions of figures'. It was published in Latin in the same year. Adams M-1893.
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