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92
Briggs, Henry (1561-1630)
ARITHMETICA LOGARITHMICA, SIVE LOGARITHMORUM CHILIADES TRIGINTA. LONDON: WILLIAM JONES, 1624
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
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92
Briggs, Henry (1561-1630)
ARITHMETICA LOGARITHMICA, SIVE LOGARITHMORUM CHILIADES TRIGINTA. LONDON: WILLIAM JONES, 1624
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 9,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Briggs, Henry (1561-1630)
ARITHMETICA LOGARITHMICA, SIVE LOGARITHMORUM CHILIADES TRIGINTA. LONDON: WILLIAM JONES, 1624
FIRST EDITION, folio (325 x 204mm.), woodcut diagrams, contemporary calf, panelled in gilt and with gilt arms of Henry Stanley (stamp 1), modern folding cloth box, some leaves browned or soiled, binding rubbed and worn at edges, rebacked
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Provenance

Henry Stanley (fl. 1635-1667), of Middlesex, arms on covers (his library sold on 12 February 1713 at Dick's Coffee House, Covent Garden); Chetham's Library, Manchester (with modern bookplate "Manchester Library"), sale Christie's, 26 November 1980, lot 57; bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1987

Chetham's Library, founded in 1653, is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world. The Library began acquiring books in August 1655, mainly theology, law, history, medicine and science.

Literature

Tomash & Williams B251; ESTC S107110; STC 3739; Henderson pp.40-47 no. 18.0; Origins of Cyberspace 2

Catalogue Note

This is a variant issue of the first edition of this work with an additional quire (6 leaves) at the end headed "Chilias centesima prima" and presenting logarithms from 100,001 to 101,000 and table of square roots 1 to 200 (see also lot 91).

Henderson remarks: “Hutton had heard of this addition to the table, but he had never seen it and seems to have doubted the existence of this chiliad”. While Henderson also failed to see a copy, he reported the probable existence of such copies in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Library of the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford.

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