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[Oughtred, William (1575-1660)]
THE CIRCLES OF PROPORTION AND THE HORIZONTAL INSTRUMENT... WRITTEN IN LATINE BY W.O. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH... BY WILLIAM FORSTER [WITH: AN ADDITION UNTO THE USE OF THE INSTRUMENT CALLED THE CIRCLES OF PROPORTION]. LONDON: PRINTED BY AUGUSTINE MATHEWES, SOLD BY NIC. BOURNE, (1633)
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[Oughtred, William (1575-1660)]
THE CIRCLES OF PROPORTION AND THE HORIZONTAL INSTRUMENT... WRITTEN IN LATINE BY W.O. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH... BY WILLIAM FORSTER [WITH: AN ADDITION UNTO THE USE OF THE INSTRUMENT CALLED THE CIRCLES OF PROPORTION]. LONDON: PRINTED BY AUGUSTINE MATHEWES, SOLD BY NIC. BOURNE, (1633)
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[Oughtred, William (1575-1660)]
THE CIRCLES OF PROPORTION AND THE HORIZONTAL INSTRUMENT... WRITTEN IN LATINE BY W.O. TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH... BY WILLIAM FORSTER [WITH: AN ADDITION UNTO THE USE OF THE INSTRUMENT CALLED THE CIRCLES OF PROPORTION]. LONDON: PRINTED BY AUGUSTINE MATHEWES, SOLD BY NIC. BOURNE, (1633)
FIRST EDITION (second issue), 2 parts in one, small 4to (180 x 130mm.), engraved additional title dated 1632 and 3 plates, woodcut diagrams and illustrations, errata leaf at end of each part, contemporary sheep, folding red cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase, title cropped with partial loss of imprint (including date), light damp-stain at head of some leaves, part 2 pp.2-3 and final leaf somewhat soiled or marked, without blank leaves A1 at start and B4 at end of part 2, binding rebacked
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來源

Sir Walter Halsey (1868-1950), Gaddesden Library, bookplate; Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), booklabel, sale in these rooms 10 November 1980, lot 2372, £1,050, Erwin Tomash

出版

Tomash & Williams O38, O36; ESTC S126261, S105819; The Geometry of War 78; STC 18899b, 18899c; P.J. Wallis, "William Oughtred's 'Circles of Proportion' and 'Trigonometries'", TCBS 4 (1958), pp.372-382

相關資料

"Oughtred is generally regarded as the inventor of the circular and rectilinear slide rules. Although the former is described in his Circles of Proportion and the Horizontal Instrument (1632), a description of the instrument had been published two years earlier by one of his pupils, Richard Delamain, in Grammelogie, or the Mathematical Ring. A bitter quarrel ensued between the two, each claiming priority in the invention... Oughtred's claim to priority in the invention of the rectilinear slide rule, however, is beyond dispute, since it is known that he had designed the instrument as early as 1621" (DSB, X, p.255)

This copy is the second issue, with a cancel title-page (in which the word "Circle" has been replaced by "Circles" and the additional wording "Hereunto is annexed the excellent use of two rulers for calculation") and containing the second part entitled An addition unto the use of the instrument called the circles of proportion, for the working of nauticall questions (London: Augustine Mathewes, 1633). It has a separate title-page, signatures and pagination.

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