This second English edition follows that of London 1633, with the addition (beginning on X1 recto) of The Description and use of the double horizontal dyal, a work by William Oughtred (1575-1660), first published in 1636. The prominence of Oughtred’s name on the title-page raised speculation that he might be the translator of Récreation mathématique, despite the fact that Oughtred’s name appeared nowhere in 1633 London edition. The ESTC now adds Francis Malthus, author of a work on fireworks, as a possible translator.
According to ESTC this is the first issue of this edition, with "Greeke" and "compi’ld" in the title, and "Temple Gates" in the imprint.
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