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Ceulen, Ludolf van (1539/1540-1610)
DE CIRCULO & ADSCRIPTIS LIBER. IN QUO PLURIMORUM POLYGONORUM LATERA PER IRRATIONALIUM NUMERORUM GRIPHOS, QUORUM LIBER AUTEM PER NUMEROS ABSOLUTOS SECUNDUM ALGEBRAICARUM ÆQUATIONUM LEGES EXPLICANTUR... OMNIA É VERNACULO LATINA FECIT & ANNOTATIONIBUS ILLUSTRAVIT WILLEBRORDUS SNELLIUS. LEIDEN: JOOST VAN COLSTER, 1619
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Ceulen, Ludolf van (1539/1540-1610)
DE CIRCULO & ADSCRIPTIS LIBER. IN QUO PLURIMORUM POLYGONORUM LATERA PER IRRATIONALIUM NUMERORUM GRIPHOS, QUORUM LIBER AUTEM PER NUMEROS ABSOLUTOS SECUNDUM ALGEBRAICARUM ÆQUATIONUM LEGES EXPLICANTUR... OMNIA É VERNACULO LATINA FECIT & ANNOTATIONIBUS ILLUSTRAVIT WILLEBRORDUS SNELLIUS. LEIDEN: JOOST VAN COLSTER, 1619
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
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Ceulen, Ludolf van (1539/1540-1610)
DE CIRCULO & ADSCRIPTIS LIBER. IN QUO PLURIMORUM POLYGONORUM LATERA PER IRRATIONALIUM NUMERORUM GRIPHOS, QUORUM LIBER AUTEM PER NUMEROS ABSOLUTOS SECUNDUM ALGEBRAICARUM ÆQUATIONUM LEGES EXPLICANTUR... OMNIA É VERNACULO LATINA FECIT & ANNOTATIONIBUS ILLUSTRAVIT WILLEBRORDUS SNELLIUS. LEIDEN: JOOST VAN COLSTER, 1619
2 parts in one volume, 4to (238 x 172mm.), half-title, engraved portrait of the author on title, woodcut initials and diagrams in the text, old reused vellum, later spine label, last leaf in part 2 with catchword LV., lacking pp. 41-54 of part one, occasional marginal repairs, a few leaves trimmed, new endpapers; sold not subject to return
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Provenance

"N. Borrimans’", signature on preliminary blank; the antiquary James West (1704-1773), "Bibliotheca Westiana, April, 1773", inscription on half-title; Samuel Patterson, Catalogue of the Curious and truly Valuable Library of the late James West, 29 March 1773, lot 2068; "R. Cotton", signature on half-title; Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 22/I, 25-28 October 1993, lot 1424, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams C59; Hoogendoorn p.197 Ceu04L; STCN 059620803

Catalogue Note

An edited Latin translation of Ceulen’s Van den Circkel, 1596, with additions from his posthumous Fondamenten of 1615, done by van Ceulen’s pupil Willebrord Snel. Ceulen’s 33-place value for π is given on p.92.

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