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Archimedes, Campano da Novara and Boethius.
TETRAGONISMUS ID EST CIRCULI QUADRATURA PER CAMPANUS ARCHIMEDEM SYRACUSANUM ATQUE BOETIUM MATHEMATICAE PERSPICACISSIMOS ADINVENTA [EDITED BY LUCA GAURICO]. (VENICE: GIOVANNI BATTISTA SESSA, 28 AUGUST 1503)
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 GBP
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129
Archimedes, Campano da Novara and Boethius.
TETRAGONISMUS ID EST CIRCULI QUADRATURA PER CAMPANUS ARCHIMEDEM SYRACUSANUM ATQUE BOETIUM MATHEMATICAE PERSPICACISSIMOS ADINVENTA [EDITED BY LUCA GAURICO]. (VENICE: GIOVANNI BATTISTA SESSA, 28 AUGUST 1503)
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Archimedes, Campano da Novara and Boethius.
TETRAGONISMUS ID EST CIRCULI QUADRATURA PER CAMPANUS ARCHIMEDEM SYRACUSANUM ATQUE BOETIUM MATHEMATICAE PERSPICACISSIMOS ADINVENTA [EDITED BY LUCA GAURICO]. (VENICE: GIOVANNI BATTISTA SESSA, 28 AUGUST 1503)
4to (188 x 139mm.), large woodcut illustration and printer's device on title-page, different printer's device below colophon, woodcut initials and diagrams, modern marbled boards, headlines shaved
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Provenance

Josephus Martinus of Lucca (?), stamp on title-page

Literature

Censimento 16 CNCE 8810; Riccardi i, 40

Catalogue Note

the first appearance in print of a work by archimedes. The treatises by Archimedes included in this short work, Quadratura paraboli and Quadratura circuli, are in the Latin translation of William of Moerbeke made in the thirteenth century (the original manuscript of Moerbeke's translations is now in the Vatican Library). The text for this edition was taken from a fifteenth-century Italian manuscript now in the Biblioteca nacional in Madrid.

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