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Copernicus, Nicolaus.

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Copernicus, Nicolaus.

Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 37,200 GBP
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Copernicus, Nicolaus.

De revolutionibus orbium coelstium libri VI… Item… Narratio prima, per M. Georgium Ioachimum Rheticum ad D. Ioan. Schonerum scripta. Basel: ex officina Henricpetrina, (September 1566)


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Provenance

Euclid Speidell’s copy, acquired 23 March 1691/2 for 5s.

Literature

Houzeau & Lancaster 2503; Gingerich II 254

Catalogue Note

The second edition of the text and the second printing of the Narratio of Rheticus. A former owner of this copy was Euclid Speidell (fl. 1662-1702) who followed his father John as a teacher of mathematics. He was recommended as a teacher by the instrument-maker John Brown in 1662, when he had a chamber in Threadneedle Street. In about 1671 he became a Custom House officer and shortly before his death was given a part-time clerkship under Charles Godolphin, Commissioner of Customs. His works, mostly editions of textbooks, include Logarithmotechnia, of which Robert Hooke was very critical.

The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield removed from Shirburn Castle: Part 2 Science A-C

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