Vitale GIORDANO: EUCLIDE RESTITUTO LIBRI XV, Roma, Angelo Bernabò, 1686



Euclide restituto overo gli antichi elementi geometrici ristaurati e facilitati.

Roma, Angelo Bernabò, 1686

In-folio, pp. (18), 792; title printed in red and black, numerous woodcut diagrams, copper vignette with the arms of Louis XIV of France, dedicatee of the work; refined initials engraved into vignette, woodcut heads and tails, numerous xylographic diagrams in the text. Contemporary vellum binding with raised bands, title at spine, some defects.



Second edition with additions of this important informative work on Euclid’s work. The author, Vitale Giordani, was one of the most appreciated mathematicians of his time. He moved to Rome to escape a criminal pursuit and devoted himself to mathematics. there he entered Christina of Sweden’s leterary circle and taught at the Academy of France, in Rome. In 1685 he obtained the chair of mathematics at La Sapienza and it was precisely the year after his volume was reprinted, in this revised and augmented edition (the original edition, by the same printer, is from 1680).

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