By Euclid; Robert Simson
Glasgow   Robert and Andrew Foulis
8" by 5" [8], 466pp
The second edition of Robert Simson's translation of one of the most important mathematical works ever published.
By Euclid; Robert Simson

1762 The Elements of Euclid

Glasgow   Robert and Andrew Foulis
8" by 5" [8], 466pp
The second edition of Robert Simson's translation of one of the most important mathematical works ever published.
£495.00
: 1kgs / : 881P42

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Leather Binding

The second edition of this translation.

A faithful translation of Euclid's influential mathematical treatise 'Elements', first published around 300 BC.

This is an incredibly influential mathematical work by the Ancient Greek geometer and logician, who is considered to be the "father of geometry". 

'The Elements of Euclid' established the foundations of geometrical theory, and still remains a standard text on the subject, dominating the academic sphere until the early nineteenth century.

With the occasional in-text diagram.

This translation and analysis was penned by Robert Simson, a mathematician who taught at the University of Glasgow.

Bound without the front endpaper.

Condition

In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart, with some rubbing and marks to the boards. Light rubbing and surface cracks to the spine. Minor bumping to the extremities. A small amount of loss to the tail of the spine. Small crack to the head and tail of the front joint. Front hinge is starting but firm. Lacking the front endpaper. Prior owner's ink sketches to the front paste down, and to the recto and verso of the rear endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean with some occasional spots and handling marks, a tide mark to the first few pages. A few small closed tears to the first few pages, with a larger chip to the tail of leaf A3, with a small amount of loss of text. Prior owner's ink inscription to the verso of the title page.

Good

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