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191
Ramus, Petrus
SCHOLARUM MATHEMATICARUM LIBRI UNUS ET TRIGINTA. BASEL: HEIRS OF EUSEBIUS & NIKLAUS BISCHOFF, 1569
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1,5002,000
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191
Ramus, Petrus
SCHOLARUM MATHEMATICARUM LIBRI UNUS ET TRIGINTA. BASEL: HEIRS OF EUSEBIUS & NIKLAUS BISCHOFF, 1569
Estimate
1,5002,000
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Ramus, Petrus
SCHOLARUM MATHEMATICARUM LIBRI UNUS ET TRIGINTA. BASEL: HEIRS OF EUSEBIUS & NIKLAUS BISCHOFF, 1569
FIRST EDITION, 4to (241 x 182mm.), woodcut title and illustrations in text, modern half pigskin gilt, marbled boards, new endpapers, occasional marginal dampstaining
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Provenance

Library of the Franciscan Minims, Tyrol, Austria, inscription on title: Ex lib F.F. Mm Ref Bibliothek der P.P. Franciscaner in Hall, and later ink stamps; Reiss & Auvermann, Auktion 47, 7-10 April 1992, lot 1130; Erwin Tomash, booklabel

Literature

Smith, Rara arithmetica p.335; Tomash & Williams R10; USTC 682006; VD16 L534

Catalogue Note

A critical history of mathematics, from its primitive beginnings down to modern times, augmenting a critique of Euclid and Theon of Alexandria presented in the author's Prooemium mathematicum (1567) with a dense (books 6-31, 175 quarto pages) proposition-by-proposition critique of the Elements. In Ramus' view, the unintelligibility of the Elements was the reason that mathematics was held in low esteem by scholars, and the public at large.

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