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Stevin, Simon
MEMOIRES MATHEMATIQUES... TRANSLATÉ EN FRANÇOIS PAR JEAN TUNING. LEIDEN: JAN PAEDTS JACOBSZ., 1608
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Stevin, Simon
MEMOIRES MATHEMATIQUES... TRANSLATÉ EN FRANÇOIS PAR JEAN TUNING. LEIDEN: JAN PAEDTS JACOBSZ., 1608
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 GBP
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Stevin, Simon
MEMOIRES MATHEMATIQUES... TRANSLATÉ EN FRANÇOIS PAR JEAN TUNING. LEIDEN: JAN PAEDTS JACOBSZ., 1608
4 parts in one volume, folio (310 x 197mm.), woodcut device of Stevin on title-page, woodcut device of the printer on other titles, woodcut initials and tailpieces, woodcut diagrams (that on C2 in part 3 with 3 folding slips pasted on), contemporary vellum, some browning
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Provenance

L. Cundier, early inscription on title-pages, i.e. Louis Cundier (died in Aix-en-Provence, 1681), geometer and engraver

Catalogue Note

Stevin's substantial work was originally written in Dutch and translated into both Latin (by Willibrord Snell) and French. Stevin's mathematical lessons to Prince Maurice of Orange form the basis of this text, which encompasses cosmography and geography (part 1), geometry (part 2), perspective (part 3), and the final section (part 5) details double-entry bookkeeping with examples of ledgers. Presumably part 4 (on statics) was never translated into French, though it is present in the Dutch and Latin editions. All versions are rare.

This copy has an additional bifolium at the end (quire S) which contains "Annotation de l'autheur" on pp.107-108 and a blank leaf.

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