[Sammelband of three works, two in Latin and one in English]

Oughtred (William)

[Sammelband of three works, two in Latin and one in English]

Description: 3 works in 1 vol. (see below), 8vo, contemporary ?Continental limp vellum, overlapping fore-edges, upper yap edge mostly gnawed away with similar damage but only slight loss to the lower edges, a tract appears to have been removed from the front

Publication Details: Oxford: 1652-77

Notes: A remarkable sammelband containing the bulk of Oughtred's published works, with the exception of his Mathematical recreations and Trigonometry. Oughtred (1574-1660) was one of the most important and influential mathematicians of the first half of the seventeenth century and was much admired by Newton, who described him as "a man whose judgment (if any man's) may be safely relied upon" (Correspondence III, 364). Oughtred "exercised a formative influence on a host of young men with a mathematical bent, alike at the university level and at the instrument maker's bench" (Taylor, Practitioners, p. ...more

Bibliography: (1. ESTC R29067; Macclesfield 218; Madan 2203. 2. ESTC R203065; Macclesfield 2289; Madan 3147. 3. ESTC R203065; Madan 2513; Taylor 259)

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Price: £5,000

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1652-77

Stock Number: 63100

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