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Leurechon, Jean (1591-1670), supposed author
RECREATION MATHEMATIQUE. PARIS: JEAN MOREAU, 1626
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355
Leurechon, Jean (1591-1670), supposed author
RECREATION MATHEMATIQUE. PARIS: JEAN MOREAU, 1626
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
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Leurechon, Jean (1591-1670), supposed author
RECREATION MATHEMATIQUE. PARIS: JEAN MOREAU, 1626
12mo (145 x 82mm.), engraved illustrations, contemporary vellum, spine lettered in ink, modern folding cloth box, text slightly soiled and browned, lacking ties
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Literature

Tomash & Williams E17; Trevor Hall, Old conjuring books, pp.86-87; David Singmaster, The bibliography of some recreational mathematics books (third edition, London 1996), p.7; cf. De Backer-Sommervogel, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus (Brussels & Paris 1893), IV, cols. 1756-1757 (Robinot edition only)

Catalogue Note

See lot 356 regarding the authorship of this work, which is also attributed to Henry (or Hendrik) van Etten, formerly a student at the Collège de Pont-à-Mousson.

After two editions published at Pont-à-Mousson by Jean Appier Hanzelet, in 1624 and 1626, three editions of this book were issued in Paris in 1626, by Rolet Boutonné, Antoine Robinet, and Jean Moreau. The Boutonné and Robinot editions are based on the one printed at Pont-à-Mousson in 1626, which introduced two new questions related to problem 91. Moreau’s edition, promoted as “Augmenté en cette troisième édition de plusieurs problèmes non encors veuz,” contained much more additional material: 13 pages of “Notes,” designated by the initials “D.A.L.G.” Although once conjectured to stand for the Girard Desargues (D[es] A[rgues] L[yonnasi] G[éometre]), the acronym is now presumed to refer to the mathematician Claude Mydorge (1585-1647), who used it together with his name on the title-pages of his own works.

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