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Scaliger, Joseph Justus (1540-1609)
CYCLOMETRICA ELEMENTA DUO; MESOLABIUM. LEIDEN: OFFICINA PLANTINIANA, 1594
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Scaliger, Joseph Justus (1540-1609)
CYCLOMETRICA ELEMENTA DUO; MESOLABIUM. LEIDEN: OFFICINA PLANTINIANA, 1594
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Scaliger, Joseph Justus (1540-1609)
CYCLOMETRICA ELEMENTA DUO; MESOLABIUM. LEIDEN: OFFICINA PLANTINIANA, 1594
2 parts in one volume, 4to (276 x 189mm), title to each part with woodcut Plantin device, text in Latin with some Greek, printed in red and black, woodcut diagrams, privilege leaf at end, ink annotations, sixteenth-century blindstamped panelled calf, speckled edges, some annotations cropped, occasional minor dampstaining, without the appendix (see footnote), binding slightly worn and repaired
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Provenance

bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1993

Literature

Tomash & Williams S23, S24; Paul Valkema Blouw, Typographia Batava 1541-1600 (Nieuwkoop, 1998), nos. 4470-4471; Hoogendoorn p.784 Sca03 1.1 and p.784 Sca04 1.1; cf. STCN 840346018 (issues not differentiated)

Catalogue Note

There are two issues of both parts, recognisable by the devices displayed on their title-pages. Here, the Cyclometria and Mesolabium have a woodcut “Labore et Constantia” device (in other issue, both have an engraved device). Some copies are found with an “Appendix ad Cyclometrica sua” (†4 2†6, pp.1-20); this also is known in two issues, with (and without) errata on the final page (cf. Adams, Catalogue of books 1501-1600 in Cambridge Libraries, S559/S560).

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