Lot 60
  • 60

EUCLID, ELEMENTA GEOMETRIAE, VICENZA, 1491, LATER VELLUM

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40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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43,750 GBP
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Description

  • Elementa geometriae [translated by Adelardus Bathoniensis, edited by Johannes Campanus]. Vicenza: Leonardus Achates de Basilea and Guilielmus de Papia, [13 May or 20 June] 1491
Chancery folio (290 x 200mm.), 136 leaves (of 138, without initial and final blanks), a10 b–r8, 49 lines plus headline, roman type, first heading printed in red, 4- to 8-line woodcut initials, a2 within woodcut border, marginal woodcut diagrams, later Italian vellum, spine lettered in gilt, woodcut border shaved, r2 repaired in gutter, last leaf torn and repaired (without loss of text), binding slightly defective at foredges
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