Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum
Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum
Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum
Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum
Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum
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Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum

Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 GBP

Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum

Estimate: 7,000 - 9,000 GBP

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PROCLUS DIADOCHUS

In primum Euclidis Elementorum librum commentariorum ad universam mathematicam disciplinam principium eruditionis tradentium libri IV [edited and translated by Francesco Barozzi]. Padua: Grazioso Percacino, 1560


folio (302 x 208mm.), woodcut printer's device on title-page and a different one on final leaf, full-page woodcut portrait of Barozzi on verso of title-page, woodcut initials, each definitio within a woodcut cartouche, woodcut diagrams, contemporary limp vellum, some deckle edges, lacking two pairs of alum-tawed ties

FIRST EDITION IN LATIN. A tall crisp copy of Barozzi's translation of Proclus Diadochus's commentary on the first book of Euclid, previously printed in Greek in 1533, though Barozzi criticised that Greek edition in his preface ("quos adeo laceros, & corruptos inveni") and he used a better Greek manuscript which was found in Crete for the text of his translation.


LITERATURE:

Edit16 33726; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 403

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Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum
Proclus Diadochus, In primum Euclidis elementorum commentariorum, Padua, 1560, contemporary limp vellum
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