556
556
Regiomontanus, Johannes (1436-1476)
DE TRIANGULIS OMNIMODIS LIBRI QUINQUE... ACCESSERUNT HUC IN CALCE PLERAQUE D. NICOLAI CUSANI. DE QUADRATURA CIRCULI, DEQUE RECTI AC CURUI COMMENSURATIONE: ITEMQUE IO. DE MONTE REGIO EADEM DE RE ELEGCLICA HACTENUS A NEMINE PUBLICATA. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1533
Estimate
7,0009,000
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556
Regiomontanus, Johannes (1436-1476)
DE TRIANGULIS OMNIMODIS LIBRI QUINQUE... ACCESSERUNT HUC IN CALCE PLERAQUE D. NICOLAI CUSANI. DE QUADRATURA CIRCULI, DEQUE RECTI AC CURUI COMMENSURATIONE: ITEMQUE IO. DE MONTE REGIO EADEM DE RE ELEGCLICA HACTENUS A NEMINE PUBLICATA. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1533
Estimate
7,0009,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Regiomontanus, Johannes (1436-1476)
DE TRIANGULIS OMNIMODIS LIBRI QUINQUE... ACCESSERUNT HUC IN CALCE PLERAQUE D. NICOLAI CUSANI. DE QUADRATURA CIRCULI, DEQUE RECTI AC CURUI COMMENSURATIONE: ITEMQUE IO. DE MONTE REGIO EADEM DE RE ELEGCLICA HACTENUS A NEMINE PUBLICATA. NUREMBERG: JOHANN PETREIUS, 1533
FIRST EDITION, 2 parts, folio (293 x 197mm.), title with woodcut diagram vignette, divisional title, woodcut diagrams in the text, later boards, title vignette with two small holes
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Provenance

C.E. Rappaport, Rome, bookseller’s ticket; S.S. Dunham, inscription dated 1934; Robert S. Dunham (1906-1991), sale in our New York rooms, 10 December 1993, lot 761, $6500, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams R60; Crone Library 19; Fairfax Murray, German 487; USTC 639761; VD16 M6570

Catalogue Note

"Regiomontanus' monumental work on triangles, the first publication of which was delayed until 12 August 1533, attracted many important readers and thereby exerted an enormous influence on the later development of trigonometry because it was the first printed systematization of that subject as a branch of mathematics independent of astronomy" (DSB XI, p.350).

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