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[Hume, James (1558-1630)]
TRAITÉ DE LA TRIGONOMETRIE, POUR RESOUDRE TOUS TRIANGLES RECTILIGNES ET SPHERIQUES. AVEC LES DEMONSTRATIONS DES DEUX CELEBRES PROPOSITIONS DU BARON DE MERCHISTON, NON ENCORES DEMONSTREES. PARIS: NICOLAS & JEAN DE LA COSTE, 1636
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[Hume, James (1558-1630)]
TRAITÉ DE LA TRIGONOMETRIE, POUR RESOUDRE TOUS TRIANGLES RECTILIGNES ET SPHERIQUES. AVEC LES DEMONSTRATIONS DES DEUX CELEBRES PROPOSITIONS DU BARON DE MERCHISTON, NON ENCORES DEMONSTREES. PARIS: NICOLAS & JEAN DE LA COSTE, 1636
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[Hume, James (1558-1630)]
TRAITÉ DE LA TRIGONOMETRIE, POUR RESOUDRE TOUS TRIANGLES RECTILIGNES ET SPHERIQUES. AVEC LES DEMONSTRATIONS DES DEUX CELEBRES PROPOSITIONS DU BARON DE MERCHISTON, NON ENCORES DEMONSTREES. PARIS: NICOLAS & JEAN DE LA COSTE, 1636
4to (156 x 97mm.), engraved arms of Robert Ker, Earl of Ancram, on verso of title, woodcut initials, head-and tail-pieces and diagrams in the text, woodcut printer’s device on final leaf verso, folding letterpress table, seventeenth-century speckled calf, speckled edges, without advertisement leaf at end, binding very slightly worn
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Provenance

bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1987

 

Literature

Tomash & Williams H188; SUDOC 042847575; USTC 6028259

Catalogue Note

The author was a Scottish mathematician living in Paris. “This work was inspired by Hume’s distaste for the Trigonometriae canonicae (1633) written by Jean-Baptiste Morin, with whom Hume had a long-standing dispute. It consists of a comprehensive treatment of plane and spherical trigonometry together with a briefer discussion of problem solutions using the newly invented logarithms” (Tomash & Williams).

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