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Speidell, John (fl. 1600-1634)
4 WORKS BY SPEIDELL IN 1 VOLUME, COMPRISING:
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Speidell, John (fl. 1600-1634)
4 WORKS BY SPEIDELL IN 1 VOLUME, COMPRISING:
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4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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Speidell, John (fl. 1600-1634)
4 WORKS BY SPEIDELL IN 1 VOLUME, COMPRISING:
i. A geometricall extraction, or a compendious collection of the chiefe and choyse problemes, collected out of the best, and latest writers. London: printed by Edward Allde, 1616, FIRST EDITION, first leaf blank except for the letter "A", last leaf blank, woodcut diagrams, first 35 pages heavily annotated in margins in an old hand, [T&W S170; ESTC S117755; STC 23061]
ii. New logarithmes... the 8. impression. [London: E. Allde for J. Speidell?], 1626, 124pp. (ESTC calls for 122; see also Macclesfield, lot 1921), [T&W S172; ESTC S95313 (3 copies); Henderson pp.175-177 no. 203; STC 23064.5 (2 copies recorded, including this one)]
iii. A Breefe treatise of sphaericall triangles. London: Edward Allde, 1627, FIRST EDITION, part 1 only (see footnote), woodcut diagrams, A4 blank except for diagram on verso, last 2 leaves blank, [T&W S173; ESTC S999; STC 23060]
iv. A most quicke and easie way, for the ready and speedy casting up of oyles. [London: E. Allde?, c.1625], 4pp., [T&W S174; ESTC S95310 (2 copies); STC 23062.5]

4 works by Speidell in one vol., 4to (190 x 138mm.), contemporary calf, occasional light soiling or browning, binding slightly worn, rebacked retaining original spine (new label)


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Provenance

Rev. Thomas Speidell (d.1836, descendant of the author), bookplate; Capt. George Eilers (1777-1842); William John Monson, 6th Baron Monson of Burton (1796-1862), Burton Library, bookplate and manuscript provenance note on flyleaf stating that Thomas Speidell's books were left to his cousin Eilers who left the books to Lord Monson; Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), book label; H.P. Kraus, New York, Catalogue 168, item 177, $12,000; bought from H.P. Kraus, 1991

Catalogue Note

A good collection of works, bound in one volume, by John Speidell, a London mathematics teacher and follower of Napier.

A Breefe treatise of sphaericall triangles should have as its second part, A geometricall extraction. According to ESTC and STC this is usually the 1617 edition of the latter, however in this copy it is present at the front of the volume in its first edition of 1616.

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