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Ocagne, Philbert Maurice d' (1862-1938)
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS RELATING TO NOMOGRAMS, COMPRISING:
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889
Ocagne, Philbert Maurice d' (1862-1938)
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS RELATING TO NOMOGRAMS, COMPRISING:
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Ocagne, Philbert Maurice d' (1862-1938)
A COLLECTION OF 7 WORKS RELATING TO NOMOGRAMS, COMPRISING:
i. Abaque en points isoplèthes de l'équation de Képler. Paris: Gauthier-Villars for the Société mathématique de France, [1894] [offprint from:] Bulletin de la Société mathématique de France, vol. 22, 1894, authorial presentation copy with stamped signature ("Hommage de l'Auteur"), original printed paper wrappers, uncut, (Weinreb Collection, Bloomsbury, 28 October 1999, lot 84, Erwin Tomash), [T&W O1], wrappers split and torn
ii. Abaque general de la trigonométrie sphérique. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1894 [offprint from:] Bulletin astonomique, authorial presentation copy with stamped signature ("Hommage de l'Auteur"), original printed paper wrappers, uncut, wrappers split [T&W O2] 
iii. Coordonnées parallèles et axiales. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1885, folding plate, original printed paper wrappers, (bought from Simon Finch, London, 2000), [T&W O8], wrappers lightly soiled and chipped 
iv. Le Calcul simplifié par les procédés mécaniques et graphiques. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1894, 2 folding plates, numerous vignettes, cloth backed marbled boards, library stamps and markings. (bought from Hugues de Latude, Paris, 1997), [T&W O15 bis]
v. Another edition. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1905, second edition, substantially expanded, vignettes, original cloth, (bought from Bernard Maille, Paris, 1992), [T&W O16; Origins of Cyberspace 346; Randell 1979 p.125]. upper hinge splitting 
vi. Nomographie. Les calculs usuels effectués au moyen des abaques. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1891, 8 plates, errata slip, ownership inscription ("E. de Loisy"), roan backed marbled boards, (bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1985), [T&W O21; Origins of Cyberspace 344]
vii. Principes usuels de nomographie. Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1920, numerous illustrations, original printed papers wrappers in modern paper wrappers, boxed, (bought from F.E. Whitehart, London, 1985), [T&W O23], wrappers marked 
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Catalogue Note

Ocagne invented nomograms in 1884. These are diagrams using a parallel coordinate system that allow the approximate graphical computation of a mathematical function. They allow for quick and accurate computations and were widely used until the development of the pocket calculator.

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