282
282
Hood, Thomas (1556-1620)
THE USE OF THE TWO MATHEMATICALL INSTRUMENTS, THE CROSSE STAFFE, (DIFFERING FROM THAT IN COMMON USE WITH THE MARINERS:) AND THE IACOBS STAFFE... THE SECOND TIME IMPRINTED. THE STAVES ARE TO BE SOLD IN MARKE LANE, AT THE HOUSE OF FRANCIS COOKE. LONDON: R. FIELD FOR R. DEXTER, 1596, SECOND TITLE ON B4 RECTO, BLACK LETTER, [T&W H153, ADD24; ESTC S115226; STC 13701; TAYLOR, TUDOR & STUART, P. 179 AND P. 330; USTC 513148]
Estimate
7,0009,000
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282
Hood, Thomas (1556-1620)
THE USE OF THE TWO MATHEMATICALL INSTRUMENTS, THE CROSSE STAFFE, (DIFFERING FROM THAT IN COMMON USE WITH THE MARINERS:) AND THE IACOBS STAFFE... THE SECOND TIME IMPRINTED. THE STAVES ARE TO BE SOLD IN MARKE LANE, AT THE HOUSE OF FRANCIS COOKE. LONDON: R. FIELD FOR R. DEXTER, 1596, SECOND TITLE ON B4 RECTO, BLACK LETTER, [T&W H153, ADD24; ESTC S115226; STC 13701; TAYLOR, TUDOR & STUART, P. 179 AND P. 330; USTC 513148]
Estimate
7,0009,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Hood, Thomas (1556-1620)
THE USE OF THE TWO MATHEMATICALL INSTRUMENTS, THE CROSSE STAFFE, (DIFFERING FROM THAT IN COMMON USE WITH THE MARINERS:) AND THE IACOBS STAFFE... THE SECOND TIME IMPRINTED. THE STAVES ARE TO BE SOLD IN MARKE LANE, AT THE HOUSE OF FRANCIS COOKE. LONDON: R. FIELD FOR R. DEXTER, 1596, SECOND TITLE ON B4 RECTO, BLACK LETTER, [T&W H153, ADD24; ESTC S115226; STC 13701; TAYLOR, TUDOR & STUART, P. 179 AND P. 330; USTC 513148]
Peletier, Jacques (1517-1582). De occulta parte numerorum, quam algebram vocant libri duo. Paris: G. Cavellat, 1560, last leaf with errata, woodcut diagrams, [T&W P34; Renouard, Cavellat, 161; USTC 152852]

Enclen, Johannes, de Cusa (b. 1480). Algorismus proiectilium de integris novus... perpulchris aritmetices artis regulis... exornatus, [etc.]. (Zwolle: A. Kempen, 20 October 1502), [T&W Add12; Hoogendoorn p.264 Cusa01; NK 1213 and 0390; STCN 103996532]

[Ciruelo, Pedro Sànchez (1468/1470-1548)]. Tractatus arithmetice practice qui dicitur Algorismus cum additionibus utiliter adiunctis. Paris: Prigent Calvarin, 1524, 2 columns, 47 lines plus headline, Gothic letter, device on title, [T&W C88; BP16 102965; USTC 184387; this edition not recorded by Navarro Brotóns], RARE: only the Bibliothèque Mazarine copy recorded

Glorioso, Giovanni Camillo (1572-1643). Ad theorema geometricum a nobilissimo viro propositum... responsum. Huic subnectitur solutio... prop. 15. lib.2. Arithmeticorum Diophanti... Venice: Tommaso Baglioni, 1613, woodcut diagrams, [T&W Add 15; Riccardi i, 613], some headlines cropped

Ward, Seth (1617-1689). Idea trigonometriae demonstratae (in usum juventutis oxoniensis). Oxford: L. Lichfield, 1654, a blank “cancel”? slip has been pasted to the title-page covering the words “Item praelectio de cometis...”, which second part is not here present, [T&W W13; ESTC R38935; Madan 2263 (with which 2239 is normally found); Wing W821], paper pasted over portion over title, without second part

6 works in one volume, 4to (175 x 120mm.), eighteenth-century sprinkled calf, gilt spine, red morocco lettering-piece, red edges


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Provenance

Earls of Macclesfield, bookplate, sale in these rooms, 10 June 2004, lot 220, £8000, Erwin Tomash

Catalogue Note

Second edition of Hood’s work explaining the use of two instruments for the taking of latitude (the original edition of 1590 is recorded by ESTC in four copies).

The other works collected in this volume are (2) the first edition of a Latin version of Peletier’s L’Algèbre (Lyon 1554); (3) the first edition of a manual of counter arithmetic, followed by 12 “regulae”, by Johannes Enclen de Cusa; (4) a reprint of Jean de Gourmont’s 1516 edition of Ciruelo’s arithmetic “cum additionibus”; (5) a work on a problem in geometry and another in the arithmetic of Diophantus by Glorioso, an adversary of Galileo, whose chair at Padua he obtained in 1613; (6) and a trigonometry textbook by Seth Ward, occupant of the Savilian Chair of Astronomy at Oxford.

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