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TRAITTÉ... DU QUADRANT ANALEMATIQUE, PAR LEQUEL AVEC L'AYDE DE LA LUMIERE DU SOLEIL, ON TROUVE EN UN INSTANT SANS AIGUILE AIMANTÉE LA LIGNE MERIDIENNE... PARIS: JEAN LE BRUN, 1644, ENGRAVED PLATES PASTED TO THE EDGES OF PP. 18, 26, 48 AND 50, TITLE-LEAF FOLDED AT TOP EDGE AND SLIGHTLY SOILED, SOME LEAVES SHAVED AT FOREDGE BY THE BINDER
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Miscellaneous Tracts--Vaulezard, Jean Louis de
TRAITTÉ... DU QUADRANT ANALEMATIQUE, PAR LEQUEL AVEC L'AYDE DE LA LUMIERE DU SOLEIL, ON TROUVE EN UN INSTANT SANS AIGUILE AIMANTÉE LA LIGNE MERIDIENNE... PARIS: JEAN LE BRUN, 1644, ENGRAVED PLATES PASTED TO THE EDGES OF PP. 18, 26, 48 AND 50, TITLE-LEAF FOLDED AT TOP EDGE AND SLIGHTLY SOILED, SOME LEAVES SHAVED AT FOREDGE BY THE BINDER
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Miscellaneous Tracts--Vaulezard, Jean Louis de
TRAITTÉ... DU QUADRANT ANALEMATIQUE, PAR LEQUEL AVEC L'AYDE DE LA LUMIERE DU SOLEIL, ON TROUVE EN UN INSTANT SANS AIGUILE AIMANTÉE LA LIGNE MERIDIENNE... PARIS: JEAN LE BRUN, 1644, ENGRAVED PLATES PASTED TO THE EDGES OF PP. 18, 26, 48 AND 50, TITLE-LEAF FOLDED AT TOP EDGE AND SLIGHTLY SOILED, SOME LEAVES SHAVED AT FOREDGE BY THE BINDER
ST PETERSBURG ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. Catalogue des livres imprimés aux dépens de l'Academie... qui se vendent en sa librairie. St Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1748, ff. [7], listing books, engravings, maps and books "sous presse"
COSPI, Antonio Maria. L'interpretation des chiffres, ou reigle pour bien entendre & expliquer facilement toutes sortes de chiffres simples... Paris: Augustin Courbé, 1641, woodcut initials and headpieces
[EISLER, Tobias] Das auss neue wohl zubereitete Tinten-Fass: oder Anweisung wie man gute schwarze, buntfärbige auch andere curiöse Tinten auf mancherlei Weise zubereiten, auch wie man mit Gold, Silber und andern Metallen aus des Feder auf Pappier, Pergament und andere Dinge schreiben solle... Helmstadt: zu finden in Buchladen, 1732, contemporary manuscript note at foot of title-page "Instructions to make all sorts of ink"
[VITTORI, Mariano, bishop of Rieti] Chaldeae, seu aethiopicae linguae institutiones. Opus utile, ac eruditum [revised by A. Veneri]. Rome: Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, 1630

5 works in one volume, Vaulezard bound second, 12mo (160 x 90mm.), eighteenth-century half calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco lettering-piece, red edges, upper joint starting to crack


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Provenance

Earls of Macclesfield, library blindstamp and armorial bookplate, sale, Sotheby's, 14 April 2005, lot 1416

Catalogue Note

Vaulezard was a mathematician and geometer who was one of the first translators of Viète.

The press of the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences was founded in 1727; the list of books available in 1748 is comprehensive and, interestingly, this copy has some ink markings perhaps indicating which books were considered desirable or were already to be found in the substantial library of the Earl of Macclesfield at Shirburn Castle.

The Ethiopic grammar is a revision of the work originally published in 1552 by Vittori, which, as is remarked in the preface, had long been out of print.

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