653
653
Taisnier, Jean (1508-1562)
DE USU ANNULI SPHAERICI LIBRI TRES IN QUIBUS QUICQUID AD GEOMETRIAE PERFECTIONEM REQUIRITUR CONTINETUR. PALERMO: PETRUCCIO SPIRA AND ANTONIO ANAY, 1550
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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653
Taisnier, Jean (1508-1562)
DE USU ANNULI SPHAERICI LIBRI TRES IN QUIBUS QUICQUID AD GEOMETRIAE PERFECTIONEM REQUIRITUR CONTINETUR. PALERMO: PETRUCCIO SPIRA AND ANTONIO ANAY, 1550
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Taisnier, Jean (1508-1562)
DE USU ANNULI SPHAERICI LIBRI TRES IN QUIBUS QUICQUID AD GEOMETRIAE PERFECTIONEM REQUIRITUR CONTINETUR. PALERMO: PETRUCCIO SPIRA AND ANTONIO ANAY, 1550
FIRST EDITION, 4to (210 x 150mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut arms of Charles V on verso, woodcut illustrations, final leaf blank, modern vellum, title restored at outer edge
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Provenance

Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 83, 7-9 May 1996, lot 342, Erwin Tomash

Literature

Tomash & Williams T5; Edit16 33330; Hoogendoorn p.866 Tai01; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 492; USTC 858018

Catalogue Note

A rare work. The first book deals with geometry in general, the second with the spherical ring in particular, and the third its practical use by artillerymen. Part of the text appeared in Italian in Ferrara in 1548; a second edition was published at Antwerp in 1560.

Taisnier served Charles V in a number of capacities, not least that of musician, and was the author of a number of works (see Thorndike, History of magic and experimental science, V, p.580).

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