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Storms, Jan (1559-1650)
DE ACCURATA CIRCULI DIMENSIONE ET QUADRATURA (LUDUS FORTUNAE, AD RECREANDAM SOCIETATEM). LOUVAIN: FRANÇOIS SIMON, 1633
LOT SOLD. 1,125 GBP
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622
Storms, Jan (1559-1650)
DE ACCURATA CIRCULI DIMENSIONE ET QUADRATURA (LUDUS FORTUNAE, AD RECREANDAM SOCIETATEM). LOUVAIN: FRANÇOIS SIMON, 1633
LOT SOLD. 1,125 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Storms, Jan (1559-1650)
DE ACCURATA CIRCULI DIMENSIONE ET QUADRATURA (LUDUS FORTUNAE, AD RECREANDAM SOCIETATEM). LOUVAIN: FRANÇOIS SIMON, 1633
FIRST EDITIONS, 2 works in one volume, 4to (190 x 150mm.), woodcut initials, old vellum, first 3 leaves of first part repaired at edges, small rust-hole in T4 of second part, later spine, lacking 2 pairs of ties, spine somewhat torn
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Provenance

bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 1993

Literature

Tomash & Williams S208, S209; STCV c:stcv:6654780; USTC 1003943, 1003944

Catalogue Note

The first work describes how to square the circle, and includes a value of π to over 70 places which is printed vertically in order to fit on the page. The second work contains the instructions for a board game which was designed to teach mathematical skills.

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