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157
Digges, Leonard (c.1515-c.1559) and Thomas Digges (1546-1595)
A GEOMETRICAL PRACTICAL TREATIZE NAMED PANTOMETRIA, DIVIDED INTO THREE BOOKES, LONGIMETRA, PLANIMETRA, AND STEREOMETRIA, CONTAINING RULES MANIFOLDE FOR MENSURATION OF ALL LINES, SUPERFICIES AND SOLIDES: WITH SUNDRIE STRANGE CONCLUSIONS BOTH BY INSTRUMENT AND WITHOUT, AND ALSO BY GLASSES TO SET FORTH THE TRUE DESCRIPTION OR EXACT PLATTE OF AN WHOLE REGION. FIRST PUBLISHED BY THOMAS DIGGES... LATELY REVIEWED BY THE AUTHOR HIMSELFE, AND AUGMENTED WITH SUNDRIE ADDITIONS, DIFFINITIONS, PROBLEMES AND RARE THEOREMES. LONDON: ABELL JEFFES, 1591
Estimate
9,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
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157
Digges, Leonard (c.1515-c.1559) and Thomas Digges (1546-1595)
A GEOMETRICAL PRACTICAL TREATIZE NAMED PANTOMETRIA, DIVIDED INTO THREE BOOKES, LONGIMETRA, PLANIMETRA, AND STEREOMETRIA, CONTAINING RULES MANIFOLDE FOR MENSURATION OF ALL LINES, SUPERFICIES AND SOLIDES: WITH SUNDRIE STRANGE CONCLUSIONS BOTH BY INSTRUMENT AND WITHOUT, AND ALSO BY GLASSES TO SET FORTH THE TRUE DESCRIPTION OR EXACT PLATTE OF AN WHOLE REGION. FIRST PUBLISHED BY THOMAS DIGGES... LATELY REVIEWED BY THE AUTHOR HIMSELFE, AND AUGMENTED WITH SUNDRIE ADDITIONS, DIFFINITIONS, PROBLEMES AND RARE THEOREMES. LONDON: ABELL JEFFES, 1591
Estimate
9,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 GBP
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Digges, Leonard (c.1515-c.1559) and Thomas Digges (1546-1595)
A GEOMETRICAL PRACTICAL TREATIZE NAMED PANTOMETRIA, DIVIDED INTO THREE BOOKES, LONGIMETRA, PLANIMETRA, AND STEREOMETRIA, CONTAINING RULES MANIFOLDE FOR MENSURATION OF ALL LINES, SUPERFICIES AND SOLIDES: WITH SUNDRIE STRANGE CONCLUSIONS BOTH BY INSTRUMENT AND WITHOUT, AND ALSO BY GLASSES TO SET FORTH THE TRUE DESCRIPTION OR EXACT PLATTE OF AN WHOLE REGION. FIRST PUBLISHED BY THOMAS DIGGES... LATELY REVIEWED BY THE AUTHOR HIMSELFE, AND AUGMENTED WITH SUNDRIE ADDITIONS, DIFFINITIONS, PROBLEMES AND RARE THEOREMES. LONDON: ABELL JEFFES, 1591
SECOND EDITION, folio (283 x 200mm.), woodcut illustration on title, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, 2 large coats-of-arms, errata leaf at end, contemporary vellum, modern folding cloth box
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Provenance

Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), book label, sale in these rooms 11 November 1974, lot 310, H.P. Kraus, New York, Catalogue 168, item 20, $4,800; bought from Al Seckel / The Antiquarian Scientist, USA, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams D54; ESTC S107357; The Geometry of War 45; STC 6859

Catalogue Note

A FINE COPY of the second edition, completed, revised and expanded by the author's son Thomas. The first edition was published in 1571 (see lot 156).

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