178
178
Fine, Oronce (1494-1555)
DE RE & PRAXI GEOMETRICA, LIBRI TRES, FIGURIS & DEMONSTRATIONIBUS ILLUSTRATI. UBI DE QUADRATO GEOMETRICO, & VIRGIS SEU BACULIS MENSORIIS, NECNON ALIIS, CUM MATHEMATICIS, TUM MECHANICIS. PARIS: GILLES GOURBIN, 1556
Estimate
1,5002,000
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178
Fine, Oronce (1494-1555)
DE RE & PRAXI GEOMETRICA, LIBRI TRES, FIGURIS & DEMONSTRATIONIBUS ILLUSTRATI. UBI DE QUADRATO GEOMETRICO, & VIRGIS SEU BACULIS MENSORIIS, NECNON ALIIS, CUM MATHEMATICIS, TUM MECHANICIS. PARIS: GILLES GOURBIN, 1556
Estimate
1,5002,000
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Fine, Oronce (1494-1555)
DE RE & PRAXI GEOMETRICA, LIBRI TRES, FIGURIS & DEMONSTRATIONIBUS ILLUSTRATI. UBI DE QUADRATO GEOMETRICO, & VIRGIS SEU BACULIS MENSORIIS, NECNON ALIIS, CUM MATHEMATICIS, TUM MECHANICIS. PARIS: GILLES GOURBIN, 1556
4to (238 x 164mm.), woodcut printer's device on title-page, woodcut initials and headpieces, woodcut diagrams (one full-page), last leaf blank, later calf-backed boards, modern folding cloth box, leaves washed and repaired, P3 with small area of restoration, binding slightly soiled
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Provenance

bought from Libreria Antiquaria Soave, Turin, 1989 

Literature

Tomash & Williams F63; FB 70645; Hilliard & Poule 35; Mortimer, Harvard French 230; USTC 152009

Catalogue Note

Unannounced third edition, having been first printed as the second part of the book on “Geometry” in the Protomathesis (Paris 1532) and reprinted in 1544 (Strassburg: Georg Messerschmidt). The work is concerned with the application of geometry to the traditional problems of mensuration, and the method of building a geometrical square or quadrant. The woodcuts are copies, often reduced and simplified, of the diagrams used in the 1532 edition. 

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