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Cardano (Girolamo) - Opus Novum de Proportionibus

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Cardano (Girolamo) - Opus Novum de Proportionibus

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Sonorum, Aliarumque Rerum Mensurandarum Artis Magnae De Aliza Regula Liber , 3 parts in 1 vol., first edition, woodcut diagrams to text, seventeenth century marginal repair to foot of title, light marginal waterstains, contemporary calf with gilt arabesque centre-pieces to covers, joints split, rather rubbed and scuffed, [Adams C689; Riccardi I 256], folio, Basel, H.Petri, 1570. Comprising Cardano s three most important scientific works : Opus novum , containing Cardano's work on the relation between the densities of air and water, the second edition of the Ars magna , his great work on algebra first published in 1545, in which he had published Tartaglia's method for solving third-degree equations and the De aliza regula , about the third-degree equation, here published for the first time. Provenance: seventeenth-century inscription on front free endpaper: sub parvo sed meo Bardin ; same signature on paper repair on foot of title where an earlier signature had been cut out; another signature, indecipherable, dated 1723.
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Cardano (Girolamo) - Opus Novum de Proportionibus

Estimate £3,000 - £4,000
Jul 18, 2014
Starting Price £1,500
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0440: Cardano (Girolamo) - Opus Novum de Proportionibus

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Est. £3,000 - £4,000Starting Price £1,500
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Lot 0440 Details

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Sonorum, Aliarumque Rerum Mensurandarum Artis Magnae De Aliza Regula Liber , 3 parts in 1 vol., first edition, woodcut diagrams to text, seventeenth century marginal repair to foot of title, light marginal waterstains, contemporary calf with gilt arabesque centre-pieces to covers, joints split, rather rubbed and scuffed, [Adams C689; Riccardi I 256], folio, Basel, H.Petri, 1570. Comprising Cardano s three most important scientific works : Opus novum , containing Cardano's work on the relation between the densities of air and water, the second edition of the Ars magna , his great work on algebra first published in 1545, in which he had published Tartaglia's method for solving third-degree equations and the De aliza regula , about the third-degree equation, here published for the first time. Provenance: seventeenth-century inscription on front free endpaper: sub parvo sed meo Bardin ; same signature on paper repair on foot of title where an earlier signature had been cut out; another signature, indecipherable, dated 1723.

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