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LOGARITHMS. EARLY EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH MANUSCRIPT OF "GÉOMÉTRIE PRATIQUE", WITH 27 COLOURED PLATES

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  • Early eighteenth-century French manuscript of "Géométrie pratique", with 27 coloured plates
Manuscript on paper, written in brown ink on up to twenty lines per page, with tables and diagrams, the text divided into seven Livres ("Des Logarithmes"; "De la Trigonométrie Rectiligne"; "Des instrumens [...Du compas de proportion]"; "De la construction des figures"; "De la longimétrie ou mesure des Lignes"; "De la Planimétrie ou manière de mesurer les surfaces"; "De la Stéréométrie ou manière de mesurer des Solides")   4to (c.245 x 175mm), 240 pages, grapes watermark lettered "Dupu[y]" (cf. Heawood 2426-2432), 27 plates on folding sheets, many in colour, contemporary brown polished calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, small tear to front cover
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