Tabulae Lodoicaeae seu universa eclipseon doctrina tabulis, praeceptis ac demonstrationibus ...

Tabulae Lodoicaeae seu universa eclipseon doctrina tabulis, praeceptis ac demonstrationibus explicata. Adiectus est calculus, aliquot eclipseon solis & lunae, quae proxime per totam Europam videbuntur.

BILLY, Jacques de

Verlag: Dijon, Pierre Palliot, 1656, 1656
Verkäufer WP Watson Antiquarian Books (London, Vereinigtes Königreich)

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4to (215 x 176 mm), pp [xvi] 186 [recte 190] [2], with numerous woodcut diagrams in text; some occasional browning or spotting, a good copy in contemporary English calf, joints rubbed.First edition of Billy's tables of eclipses, calculated for the years 1656 to 1693. The work also contains solar and lunar tables based on the Paris meridian, and a detailed examination of problems involved in astronomical calculations.Jacques de Billy (1602-1679) was a Jesuit priest and professor of mathematics at Dijon. He was a correspondent of Pierre Fermat, and friend of Claude Gaspar Bachet de Méziriac, editor and commentator on Diophantus, who introduced Billy to indeterminate analysis.Provenance: the Earls of Macclesfield, Shirburn Castle, with engraved bookplate, shelfmark on front pastedown, and blindstamp Macclesfield crest on blank margins of first three leavesHouzeau and Lancaster 12051; Lalande p 243; Sommervogel II 1477 4; OCLC lists copies at Paris Observatory, Oxford, Michigan, and Marquette University. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2864

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Titel: Tabulae Lodoicaeae seu universa eclipseon ...

Verlag: Dijon, Pierre Palliot, 1656

Erscheinungsdatum: 1656

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