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Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF THE SECTOR. THE CROSSE-STAFFE AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS. FOR SUCH AS ARE STUDIOUS OF MATHEMATICALL PRACTICE. LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM JONES, SOLD BY EDMUND WEAVER, 1624
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Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF THE SECTOR. THE CROSSE-STAFFE AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS. FOR SUCH AS ARE STUDIOUS OF MATHEMATICALL PRACTICE. LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM JONES, SOLD BY EDMUND WEAVER, 1624
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Gunter, Edmund (1581-1626)
THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF THE SECTOR. THE CROSSE-STAFFE AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS. FOR SUCH AS ARE STUDIOUS OF MATHEMATICALL PRACTICE. LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM JONES, SOLD BY EDMUND WEAVER, 1624
FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in one volume, small 4to (182 x 142mm.), engraved title-page (no printed title-page called for), one engraved plate, woodcut diagrams and illustrations, A4 with errata and volvelle for p.60, modern calf, text rather soiled, title with tear and hole (with slight loss) and soiled, corner of x1 torn away not affecting printed area
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來源

Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), book label; bought from H.P. Kraus, New York, 1988, Catalogue 178, item 63, $4,200

出版

Tomash & Williams G101; ESTC S103553; STC 12522

相關資料

The description and use of the sector is Gunter's best-known work, which was written in Latin sometime around 1606 and circulated in manuscript until first published. Although often credited with the invention of the sector, both Galileo and Thomas Hood had published earlier, but Gunter was the person responsible for its popularity in England.

"[This] first edition was produced in a number of variant issues, because several booksellers joined the enterprise at a later stage and parts of the book were added. A range of title-pages and anomalous copies survive…” (Instruments in print 42).

This copy has the engraved title-page only, quire A is in the third variant (according to STC), with A1r bearing a dedication signed "EDM. GUNTER" in large and small capitals.

厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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