485
485
Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
MR. WILLIAM OUGHTRED’S KEY OF THE MATHEMATICKS. NEWLY TRANSLATED FROM THE BEST EDITION VVITH NOTES, RENDRING IT EASIE AND INTELLIGIBLE TO LESS SKILFUL READERS. IN WHICH ALSO, SOME PROBLEMS LEFT UNANSWER’D BY THE AUTHOR ARE RESOLV’D. ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR ALL GAGERS, SURVEYORS, GUNNERS, MILITARY-OFFICERS, MARINERS, &C. RECOMMENDED BY MR. E. HALLEY, FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY. LONDON: JOHN SALUSBURY, 1694
Estimate
1,0001,500
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485
Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
MR. WILLIAM OUGHTRED’S KEY OF THE MATHEMATICKS. NEWLY TRANSLATED FROM THE BEST EDITION VVITH NOTES, RENDRING IT EASIE AND INTELLIGIBLE TO LESS SKILFUL READERS. IN WHICH ALSO, SOME PROBLEMS LEFT UNANSWER’D BY THE AUTHOR ARE RESOLV’D. ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR ALL GAGERS, SURVEYORS, GUNNERS, MILITARY-OFFICERS, MARINERS, &C. RECOMMENDED BY MR. E. HALLEY, FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY. LONDON: JOHN SALUSBURY, 1694
Estimate
1,0001,500
JUMP TO LOT

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Oughtred, William (1575-1660)
MR. WILLIAM OUGHTRED’S KEY OF THE MATHEMATICKS. NEWLY TRANSLATED FROM THE BEST EDITION VVITH NOTES, RENDRING IT EASIE AND INTELLIGIBLE TO LESS SKILFUL READERS. IN WHICH ALSO, SOME PROBLEMS LEFT UNANSWER’D BY THE AUTHOR ARE RESOLV’D. ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR ALL GAGERS, SURVEYORS, GUNNERS, MILITARY-OFFICERS, MARINERS, &C. RECOMMENDED BY MR. E. HALLEY, FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY. LONDON: JOHN SALUSBURY, 1694
Small 8vo (157 x 97mm.), title within double-ruled border, diagrams in the text, contemporary speckled calf, some dampstaining towards end, binding rebacked
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Provenance

bought from Edwin V. Glaser Rare Books, Sausalito, CA, 1983

Literature

Tomash & Williams O50; ESTC R7512; Wing O583

Catalogue Note

Halley writes in his preface that the previous English translation of Clavis mathematicae, by Robert Wood, had been made from an edition which had "since been much improved and augmented and besides, the concise brevity of the author is such, as in many places to need an explication, to render it intelligible to the less knowing in mathematical matters. This translation is new and from the fullest edition". Halley's recommendation makes no mention of the fact that he is the translator.

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