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Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630)
CHILIAS LOGARITHMORUM AD TOTIDEM NUMEROUS ROTUNDOS (SUPPLEMENTUM...). MARBURG: CASPAR CHEMLIN, 1624 (-1625)
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Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630)
CHILIAS LOGARITHMORUM AD TOTIDEM NUMEROUS ROTUNDOS (SUPPLEMENTUM...). MARBURG: CASPAR CHEMLIN, 1624 (-1625)
Estimate
15,00020,000
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Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630)
CHILIAS LOGARITHMORUM AD TOTIDEM NUMEROUS ROTUNDOS (SUPPLEMENTUM...). MARBURG: CASPAR CHEMLIN, 1624 (-1625)
2 parts in one volume, 4to (190 x 148mm.), woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut diagrams, folding letterpress table, later half vellum over patterned paper boards, first title-page slightly frayed and repaired in gutter, S2-3 repaired at head, small repaired holes in S4, browned and somewhat brittle
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Provenance

bought from The Antiquarian Scientist, Acton, MA, 1985

Literature

Tomash & Williams K24 & K26; Caspar 74-75; Dünnhaupt p.2296 no. 45.I.1; Henderson pp.30-32 no. 7.0; VD17 23:254285W

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITIONS. "Kepler had seen John Napier's Mirifici logarithmorum canonis descriptio (1614) as early as 1617; but he did not study the new procedure carefully until by chance, the following year, he saw Napier's tables reproduced in a small book by Benjamin Ursinus. Kepler then grasped the potentialities offered by the logarithms; but lacking any description of their own construction, he re-created his own tables by a new geometrical procedure" (DSB VII, p.304).

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