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Blundeville, Thomas
HIS EXERCISES, CONTAINING SIXE TREATISES. LONDON: JOHN WINDET, 1594
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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70
Blundeville, Thomas
HIS EXERCISES, CONTAINING SIXE TREATISES. LONDON: JOHN WINDET, 1594
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Blundeville, Thomas
HIS EXERCISES, CONTAINING SIXE TREATISES. LONDON: JOHN WINDET, 1594
FIRST EDITION, 6 parts in one volume, 4to (198 x 142mm.), 3 folding woodcut and/or printed plates/tables, woodcut illustrations and diagrams in text, including 4 with volvelles (at ff. 145, 151 [misnumbered 149], 338v and 350), A1 blank except for printed signature "A" (and old inscriptions), old vellum (a reimboitage), small hole in title due to ink erasure, one volvelle apparently a replacement
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Provenance

Mattock, signatures on title; Yorkshire Philosophical Society, old library stamps; Dr A.W. Spence, bookplate on verso of title, sale in these rooms, 17 March 1958, lot 36a, Maggs; bought from Chaucer Head Bookshop, Presteigne, UK, 2000

Literature

Tomash & Williams B180; ESTC S102547; Sabin 6023; STC 3146; USTC 512492

Catalogue Note

"An important book in the history of navigation. Here for the first time the modern forms of the trigonometric functions of sine, tangent and secant were published in English" (Tomash & Williams).

The six parts comprise Treatise of arithmeticThe first principles of cosmographie; A plaine description of Mercator and his two globes; Petrus Plancius his universall map; Plaine description of Maister Blagrave his astrolabe; A new and necessarie treatise of navigation. The work includes the voyages of Sir Francis Drake (f. 242v) and Thomas Cavendish (244r), as well as descriptions of China (255v) and the South Pole (271v).

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