422
422
Mercator, Nicolaus (1620-1687)
LOGARITHMO-TECHNIA: SIVE METHODUS CONSTRUENDI LOGARITHMOS NOVA, ACCURATA, & FACILIS; SCRIPTO ANTEHAC COMMUNICATA, ANNO SC., 1667. NONIS AUGUSTI: CUI NUNC ACCEDIT. VERA QUADRATURA HYPERBOLÆ, & INVENTIO SUMMÆ LOGARITHMORUM… HUIC ETIAM JUNGITUR MICHAELIS ANGELI RICCII EXERCITATIO GEOMETRICA DE MAXIMIS & MINIMIS; HIC OB ARGUMENTI PRÆSTANTIUM & EXEMPLARIUM RARITATEM RECUSA. LONDON: WILLIAM GODBID & MOSES PITT, 1668, FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATE (MISBOUND IN THE SECOND WORK), BOUND WITHOUT THE DIVISIONAL TITLE AFTER F1 (THIS PROBABLY ADDED LATER ACCORDING TO ESTC), D3 WITH PAPER FLAW AFFECTING HEADLINE, A FEW OTHER TEARS IN UPPER MARGIN
Estimate
2,0003,000
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422
Mercator, Nicolaus (1620-1687)
LOGARITHMO-TECHNIA: SIVE METHODUS CONSTRUENDI LOGARITHMOS NOVA, ACCURATA, & FACILIS; SCRIPTO ANTEHAC COMMUNICATA, ANNO SC., 1667. NONIS AUGUSTI: CUI NUNC ACCEDIT. VERA QUADRATURA HYPERBOLÆ, & INVENTIO SUMMÆ LOGARITHMORUM… HUIC ETIAM JUNGITUR MICHAELIS ANGELI RICCII EXERCITATIO GEOMETRICA DE MAXIMIS & MINIMIS; HIC OB ARGUMENTI PRÆSTANTIUM & EXEMPLARIUM RARITATEM RECUSA. LONDON: WILLIAM GODBID & MOSES PITT, 1668, FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATE (MISBOUND IN THE SECOND WORK), BOUND WITHOUT THE DIVISIONAL TITLE AFTER F1 (THIS PROBABLY ADDED LATER ACCORDING TO ESTC), D3 WITH PAPER FLAW AFFECTING HEADLINE, A FEW OTHER TEARS IN UPPER MARGIN
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Mercator, Nicolaus (1620-1687)
LOGARITHMO-TECHNIA: SIVE METHODUS CONSTRUENDI LOGARITHMOS NOVA, ACCURATA, & FACILIS; SCRIPTO ANTEHAC COMMUNICATA, ANNO SC., 1667. NONIS AUGUSTI: CUI NUNC ACCEDIT. VERA QUADRATURA HYPERBOLÆ, & INVENTIO SUMMÆ LOGARITHMORUM… HUIC ETIAM JUNGITUR MICHAELIS ANGELI RICCII EXERCITATIO GEOMETRICA DE MAXIMIS & MINIMIS; HIC OB ARGUMENTI PRÆSTANTIUM & EXEMPLARIUM RARITATEM RECUSA. LONDON: WILLIAM GODBID & MOSES PITT, 1668, FOLDING ENGRAVED PLATE (MISBOUND IN THE SECOND WORK), BOUND WITHOUT THE DIVISIONAL TITLE AFTER F1 (THIS PROBABLY ADDED LATER ACCORDING TO ESTC), D3 WITH PAPER FLAW AFFECTING HEADLINE, A FEW OTHER TEARS IN UPPER MARGIN
Gregory, James (1638-1675). Exercitationes geometricæ. London: William Godbid & Moses Pitt, 1668, folding engraved plate

2 works bound in one volume, 4to (193 x 150mm.), later calf-backed boards


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Provenance

bought from Pickering and Chatto, London, 1989

Literature

Mercator: Tomash & Williams M87; ESTC R25805; Wing M1730; Gregory: Tomash & Williams, G82; ESTC R15844; Wing G1909

Catalogue Note

These works were probably intended to be issued together. Gregory “is now ranked as the second best mathematician of his day, after Newton. Among his contributions, Gregory anticipated Newton in discovering both the interpolation formula and the general binomial theorem” (Tomash & Williams).

Mercator moved from Denmark to London and was a founding member of the Royal Society. The present work deals with the calculation of logarithms including the series which now bears his name.

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