683
683
Vlacq, Adriaen (1600-1667)
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimation
600900
ACCÉDER AU LOT
683
Vlacq, Adriaen (1600-1667)
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
Estimation
600900
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Vlacq, Adriaen (1600-1667)
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Trigonometria artificialis: sive magnus canon triangulorum logarithmicus, ad radium 100000,00000. Gouda: Pieter Rammazeyn, 1633, FIRST EDITION, folio, half-title, woodcut diagrams, modern buckram, (Benedictine Abbaye Saint-Père, Melun, "Ex libris monasterii S. Petri Melodunensis... 1655", inscription on dedication leaf; Charles Turner bequest to Keele University, book label, deaccessioned 1998; Simon Finch, London; bought from Jeffrey D. Mancevice, Worcester, MA, 2001), [T&W V30; Hill, Turner Collection, p.218; Henderson p.62 no. 31.0; Hoogendoorn p.903 Vlacq07; STCN 056574444]
ii. Tabulae sinuum tangentium et secantium: et logarithmi sinuum tangentium, et numerorum ab unitate ad 10000. Leiden: Philippe de Croy, 1651, 8vo, diagrams, contemporary vellum, ("Ex. lib. Alph. Borelli", inscription on title; Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 12/II, 25-27 October 1988, lot 1892, Erwin Tomash), [T&W V26; Henderson p.65 no. 40.0; Hoogendoorn p.907 Vlacq08L; STCN 06142417X], some leaves browned
iii. another edition. The Hague: Adriaen Vlacq, 1661, 8vo, diagrams, modern boards, (bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1977), [T&W V27; Hoogendoorn p.907 Vlacq08L; STCN 215899644 (BL only)], title slightly stained and slightly soiled
iv. another edition. Amsterdam: Hendrick Boom & widow of Dirk Boom, 1681, 8vo, diagrams, old vellum, (Bibliothek des Fürsten von Löwenstein-Rosenberg, Kleinheubach, stamp on title, sale, Sotheby's Munich, 10 June 1986, part of lot 505; Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 12/I: Von Kepler bis Einstein, 24-25 October 1988, lot 764, Erwin Tomash), [T&W V28; Hoogendoorn p.908 Vlacq06; STCN 852627351], slightly spotted
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The copy of the 1651 edition of Vlacq is from the Library of the Piarists in Rome, its title inscribed: “Bibl. S. Pantaleonis Scholarum Piarum” and “Ex libris Alph. Borelli”. Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608-1679) spent the last two years of his life giving mathematics lessons to novices of the Order, and finishing his masterpiece on biomechanics, De motu animalium (Rome, 1680-1681). Identical inscriptions are found in three first editions of works by Descartes now in the Biblioteca Nazionale in Rome and in a copy of Gilbert, De mundo nostro sublunari (Amsterdam, 1651) in the Whipple Library, Cambridge University. See further, Ugo Baldini, "Libri appartenuti a Giovanni Alfonso Borelli" in Filosofia e scienze nella Sicilia dei secoli XVI e XVII, edited by Corrado Dollo (Catania, 1996), pp.191-232.

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