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Euclid—Oliver Byrne
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
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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302
Euclid—Oliver Byrne
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
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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Euclid—Oliver Byrne
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
Small 4to (9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.; 24 x 19 cm). Profusely illustrated throughout with color-printed diagrams in red, blue, and yellow, woodcut headpieces and initials; foxing, some offsetting. Publishers drab boards, paper label to upper board, green linen spine; edges rubbed, corners bumped, spine sunned, some fraying to head and tail of spine.  In green half morocco clamshell case, spine gilt lettered.
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Provenance

Campbell L. Hendricks (bookplate to front pastedown) 

Literature

Friedman 43

McLean 70

Catalogue Note

Only edition. Byrne's stunning rendering of Euclidean geometry, printed in primary colors, deemed "[o]ne of the oddest and most beautiful books of the whole century" (McLean). 

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York