Lot 12
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REGIOMONTANUS, JOHANNES. DE TRIANGULIS PLANIS ET SPHAERICIS LIBRI QUINQUE... BASEL: 1561

Estimate
7,000 - 10,000 USD
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Description

  • De triangulis planis et sphaericis libri quinque, una cum tabulis sinuum, in quibus tota ipsorum triangulorum scientia ex primis fundamentis Geometricarum apodeixewn absolutissime extructa continetur... in lucem edita... per Danielem Santbech. Basel: [Heinrich Petri and Pietro Perna, 1561]
2 volumes in one, folio (308 x 197mm). Woodcut initials and diagrams; occasional slight browning. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments with gilt filigree motifs, vellum manuscript fragments in binding; extremities rubbed, joints cracking. 

Provenance

Earls of Macclesfield (Sotheby's London, 25 October 2005, Lot 1721)

Literature

Houzeau & Lancaster 2500; Tomash & Williams R54, R61, P64, S13; VD16 M6571;  Santbech: Zinner 2273

Catalogue Note

THIRD EDITION. "Regiomontanus' monumental work on Triangles, the first publication of which was delayed until 12 August 1533, attracted many important readers and thereby exerted an enormous influence on the later development of trigonometry because it was the first printed systematization of that subject as a branch of mathematics independent of astronomy" (DSB XI, p.350). 
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