481
481
Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
TRIGONOMETRIA: HOC EST, MODUS COMPUTANDI TRIANGULORUM LATERA & ANGULOS... CUM TABULIS SINUUM, TANGENT, & SECANT, &C. LONDON: R. & L.W. LEYBOURN, IMPENSIS THOMAS JOHNSON, 1657
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2,0003,000
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481
Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
TRIGONOMETRIA: HOC EST, MODUS COMPUTANDI TRIANGULORUM LATERA & ANGULOS... CUM TABULIS SINUUM, TANGENT, & SECANT, &C. LONDON: R. & L.W. LEYBOURN, IMPENSIS THOMAS JOHNSON, 1657
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
TRIGONOMETRIA: HOC EST, MODUS COMPUTANDI TRIANGULORUM LATERA & ANGULOS... CUM TABULIS SINUUM, TANGENT, & SECANT, &C. LONDON: R. & L.W. LEYBOURN, IMPENSIS THOMAS JOHNSON, 1657
FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in one volume, 4to (185 x 142mm.), engraved portrait of the author by W. Faithorne, engraved and woodcut diagrams in text, last leaf blank, contemporary vellum, red cloth chemise, red morocco-backed cloth slipcase, rather browned, first few leaves of second part soiled at head, paper labels on spine chipped with loss

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Provenance

Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), bookplate, sale in these rooms, 10 November 1980, lot 2375, Helmut Schumann; bought from Schumann. Zurich, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams O55, O54; ESTC R234400; Henderson pp.65-66 no. 43.0; Wing O589

Catalogue Note

This work was most likely written about 1618, but not published until 1657, edited by Richard Stokes and Arthur Haughton. It was in this book that the abbreviations sin and tan were introduced. An English edition of this work was published a few months later (see lot 482).

The general title of this copy is the issue with line 6 of title beginning "Collectus". The second part of this work is Oughtred's Canones sinuum, tangentium, secantium: et logarithmorum pro sinubus et tangentibus, which has a separate title page and signatures.

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