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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
Estimation
500800
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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
Estimation
500800
Lot. Vendu 625 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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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

Bibliographie

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

Description

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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