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The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of Logarithms. Translated from Latin into English with Notes and a Catalogue of the Various Editions of Napier's Works by William Rae Macdonald [1889].

NAPIER, John (1550-1617):

Verlag: New York: Classics of Science Library (Gryphon Editions), 1997.
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Facsimile Reprint of the 1889 First Edition in English (1st Latin ed., 1619). xix, 169 pp; figs.; 1 leaf (not part of Facsimile). Original full leather, large 8vo, all edges gilt. Near Fine. Pp. 101-69 = Catalogue. Made from the copy of the original owned by Owen Gingerich. ". contains an excellent catalog of all the editions of Napier's works and their translations into French, Dutch, Italian, and German. Details are also included of the location of these works at that date" (Margaret E. Baron in D. S. B. IX: 613). Napier's earlier book on logarithms, the Descriptio (1614), was translated into English by Edward Wright just two years later, as opposed to 270!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 14656

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Titel: The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of ...

Verlag: New York: Classics of Science Library (Gryphon Editions), 1997.

Einband: Hardcover


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