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First edition, second issue, with Macé's cancel title-leaf and the cancel-slip bearing the date MDCIX pasted over the original date MDLXXIX on the double-page table with the original printer Jean Mettayer's imprint. Vieta's tables and text constitute a fundamental work on trigonometry. It treats the rule for remembering collections of formulas, now known as "Napier's rule", and the reform of decimal fractions. Very rare. Despite some browning, a fresh copy in a contemporary -- albeit worn and soiled -- vellum binding.