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First editions of all four works by the most important Renaissance author to continue and develop the work of Archimedes. The first three works were produced together by the Dutch branch of the Plantin Press, but were also sold separately; they constitute an important collection of works in the fields of statics and hydrostatics. The first text is Stevin's chief work on mechanics and includes his most famous discovery, the law of the inclined plane. Sterctenbovwing, Stevin's treatise on fortification, is bibliographically entirely independent. The author was frequently consulted on matters of defense and navigation by the government of the young republic of the Netherlands in their struggle for independence from Habsburg Spain. In original condition.