480
480
Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
THE KEY OF THE MATHEMATICKS NEW FORGED AND FILED. LONDON: THOMAS HARPER FOR RICHARD WHITAKER, 1647
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
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480
Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
THE KEY OF THE MATHEMATICKS NEW FORGED AND FILED. LONDON: THOMAS HARPER FOR RICHARD WHITAKER, 1647
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
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Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
THE KEY OF THE MATHEMATICKS NEW FORGED AND FILED. LONDON: THOMAS HARPER FOR RICHARD WHITAKER, 1647
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, 8vo (144 x 90mm.), 10 engraved plates (one, with volvelle, folding), engraved illustrations in text, contemporary calf, lacks portrait, D4 (p.39) and D8 repaired at foot (first slightly cropped touching letters), plate with volvelle worn at edge, some staining (mainly plates), slight soiling, binding slightly worn, rebacked, new endleaves
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Provenance

Barker & Son, Clerkenwell, London, pocket compass and sun dial manufacturers, stamp on endleaf; Phillips, auction 20 September 1984, lot 174; bought from Michael Phelps, London, 1985

Literature

Tomash & Williams O49; ESTC R32222; Wing O582

Catalogue Note

Published originally in 1631 as Arithmeticae in numeris et speciebus institutio (see lot 477), and latterly under the title Clavis mathematicae (lot 486), this is the first English edition. There are a few contemporary notes in this copy at the end of the text, before the plates.

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