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Wells, John
SCIOGRAPHIA, OR THE ART OF SHADOWES. PLAINLY DEMONSTRATING, OUT OF THE SPHERE, HOW TO PROJECT BOTH GREAT AND SMALL CIRCLES, UPON ANY PLANE WHATSOEVER: WITH A NEW CONCEIT OF REFLECTING THE SUNNE BEAMES UPON A DIALL... TOGETHER WITH THE MANNER OF CUTTING, THE FIVE REGULAR PLATONICALL BODIES... ALSO THE FINDING OF THEIR DECLINATIONS, AND RECLINATIONS, AND ADORNING THEM WITH VARIETY OF DIALS. ALL PERFORMED, BY THE DOCTRINE OF TRIANGLES; AND FOR EASE, AND DELIGHT SAKE BY HELPE OF THE LATE INVENTED, AND WORTHILY ADMIRED NUMBERS, CALLED BY THE FIRST INVENTOR LOGARITHMES. LONDON: THOMAS HARPER, 1635
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Wells, John
SCIOGRAPHIA, OR THE ART OF SHADOWES. PLAINLY DEMONSTRATING, OUT OF THE SPHERE, HOW TO PROJECT BOTH GREAT AND SMALL CIRCLES, UPON ANY PLANE WHATSOEVER: WITH A NEW CONCEIT OF REFLECTING THE SUNNE BEAMES UPON A DIALL... TOGETHER WITH THE MANNER OF CUTTING, THE FIVE REGULAR PLATONICALL BODIES... ALSO THE FINDING OF THEIR DECLINATIONS, AND RECLINATIONS, AND ADORNING THEM WITH VARIETY OF DIALS. ALL PERFORMED, BY THE DOCTRINE OF TRIANGLES; AND FOR EASE, AND DELIGHT SAKE BY HELPE OF THE LATE INVENTED, AND WORTHILY ADMIRED NUMBERS, CALLED BY THE FIRST INVENTOR LOGARITHMES. LONDON: THOMAS HARPER, 1635
Estimation
1 2001 800
Lot. Vendu 1,500 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Wells, John
SCIOGRAPHIA, OR THE ART OF SHADOWES. PLAINLY DEMONSTRATING, OUT OF THE SPHERE, HOW TO PROJECT BOTH GREAT AND SMALL CIRCLES, UPON ANY PLANE WHATSOEVER: WITH A NEW CONCEIT OF REFLECTING THE SUNNE BEAMES UPON A DIALL... TOGETHER WITH THE MANNER OF CUTTING, THE FIVE REGULAR PLATONICALL BODIES... ALSO THE FINDING OF THEIR DECLINATIONS, AND RECLINATIONS, AND ADORNING THEM WITH VARIETY OF DIALS. ALL PERFORMED, BY THE DOCTRINE OF TRIANGLES; AND FOR EASE, AND DELIGHT SAKE BY HELPE OF THE LATE INVENTED, AND WORTHILY ADMIRED NUMBERS, CALLED BY THE FIRST INVENTOR LOGARITHMES. LONDON: THOMAS HARPER, 1635
FIRST EDITION (variant with 2 parts in one, see footnote), 8vo (190 x 117mm.), 13 woodcut plates, most folding, woodcut diagrams and illustrations, bound with Henry Briggs's Table des logarithmes pour les nombres d'un, à 10000 (Gouda, Pierre Rammazeyn, 1626 - see footnote), old calf, tear in B5 with old repair, last 2 leaves misbound, first plate (p.1) with binding direction cropped, rebacked retaining old spine (darkened and slightly frayed)
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Provenance

Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), book label; bought from H.P. Kraus, New York, 1990, Catalogue 168, item 201, $2500

Bibliographie

Tomash & Williams W27 and B254; ESTC S119762; Henderson p.63 no. 34.0; STC 25234

Description

Wells wrote this book on dialling in 1622, when it was read by his friends Briggs and Gunter, who urged him to publish it, perhaps partly because it represented a useful application for their newly calculated logarithmic tables. A preface "To the Lover of the Mathematiques" was contributed by Henry Gellibrand.

According to ESTC, this is a "variant" of Wells's work "issued with unsold sheets of logarithmic tables by H. Briggs and A. Vlacq, published at Gouda by P. Rammaseyn, 1626", the title of which is present here though slashed for cancellation.

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