674
674
Ursinus, Benjamin (1587-1633)
TRIGONOMETRIA CUM MAGNO LOGARITHMOR. CANONE. CÖLLN AN DER SPREE: GEORGIUS RUNGIUS FOR MARTINUS GUTTIUS, 1625 (BERLIN: GEORGIUS RUNGIUS FOR MARTINUS GUTTIUS OF CÖLLN AN DER SPREE, 1624)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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674
Ursinus, Benjamin (1587-1633)
TRIGONOMETRIA CUM MAGNO LOGARITHMOR. CANONE. CÖLLN AN DER SPREE: GEORGIUS RUNGIUS FOR MARTINUS GUTTIUS, 1625 (BERLIN: GEORGIUS RUNGIUS FOR MARTINUS GUTTIUS OF CÖLLN AN DER SPREE, 1624)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Ursinus, Benjamin (1587-1633)
TRIGONOMETRIA CUM MAGNO LOGARITHMOR. CANONE. CÖLLN AN DER SPREE: GEORGIUS RUNGIUS FOR MARTINUS GUTTIUS, 1625 (BERLIN: GEORGIUS RUNGIUS FOR MARTINUS GUTTIUS OF CÖLLN AN DER SPREE, 1624)
FIRST EDITION, 4to (194 x 147mm.), engraved title-page by Petrus Rollos, woodcut initials and tailpieces, woodcut diagrams, woodcut printer's device at end, with final blank, contemporary vellum, some quires browned, binding very slightly soiled
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Provenance

bought from Robin Halwas, London, 1989

Literature

Tomash & Williams U6, U7; Henderson pp.33-34 no. 8.0; VD17 39:121688R

Catalogue Note

Ursinus was a former assistant of Kepler's, and his earlier work Cursus mathematicus of 1618 was the first publication of Napier's logarithms on the Continent (through which Kepler became aware of Napier's work). The table of logarithms in this work, calculated to base 10, "is the largest table of original Napierian logarithms that were produced" (Tomash & Williams).

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