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750 scientific instruments and geometrical figures

BRUTEL DE LA RIVIÈRE, Carel Johan Emerentius. Atlas voor de meet- en natuurkunde, omvattende ruim 700 afbeeldingen, met een korte verklaring.
Leiden, A.W. Sijthoff, [ca. 1870]. 2 volumes. Oblong folio. With almost 750 figures on 15 steel engraved plates (1 partly printed in colour), depicting instruments and geometrical figures. Original publisher's gold- and blind-blocked dark green cloth. Full description
€ 950
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How to win a war with arithmetic

[BUSSCHE, Alexandre van den]. L'arithmetique militaire ... departie en deux livres. ... A la fin du second livre se trouveront plusieurs advertissemens, conseils, & sentences militaires des antiques, & modernes.
Paris, Gilles Gourbin, [1571/72]. 4to. With Gourbin's woodcut device on title-page, woodcut diagrams in the text. French maroon morocco (ca. 1900), gold-tooled spine title, gold fillets on board edges and turn-ins, signed "MISSOL". Full description
€ 4,500
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First edition of the most comprehensive work on integral calculus of its day, with 4 folding plates

CARRÉ, Louis. Methode pour la mesure des surfaces, la dimension des solides, leurs centres de pesanteur, de percussion et d'oscillation, par l'application du calcul intégral.
Paris, Jean Boudot, 1700. 4to. With a large woodcut vignette (by Bernard Picart) on the title-page, 4 folding numbered engraved plates containing 43 numbered diagrams, an engraved headpiece and initial at the opening of the main text. Contemporary sprinkled calf, gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 4,000
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Includes excellent logarithmic-trigonometric tables

CAVALIERI, Bonaventura Francesco. Trigonometria plana, et sphaerica, linearis, & logarithmica. Hoc est, tam per sinuum, tangentium, & secantium multiplicationem, ac divisionem iuxta veteres: quam per logarithmorum simplicem fere additionem iuxta recentiores; ad triangulorum dimetiendos angulos, & latera procedens.
Bologna, heirs of Victor Benati, 1643. 4to. With engraved frontispiece and 28 geometrical figures on a folding engraved plate. Contemporary vellum, with manuscript title on spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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Important mathematical treatise by a fencing master,
rare complete copy of the issue for the Dutch Republic

CEULEN, Ludolf van. Fundamemta[!] arithmetica et geometrica cum eorundem usu. In varii problematis, geometricis, partim solo linearum, ductu, partim per numeros irrationales, & tabulas sinuum, & algebram solutis.
Including: CEULEN, Ludolf van. Variorum problematum libri 4. ...
Leiden, Joost van Colster [printed at least in part by Joris Abrahamsz. van der Marsce], 1615. 4to. With numerous woodcut diagrams and other mathematical figures in text. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 5,500
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Expedition to observe the transit of Venus in Siberia

CHAPPE D'AUTEROCHE, Jean Baptiste. A journey into Siberia ... containing an account of the manners and customs of the Russians, the present state of their empire; with the natural history, and geographical descriptions of their country ...
London, T. Jeffreys, 1770. 4to. With folding map (26.5 x 51.5 cm), partly hand-coloured, and 9 etched plates (1 folding, 8 full-page). Modern sprinkled calf. Full description
€ 2,500
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Spanish handbook of chronography, with numerous woodcut illustrations

CHAVES, Jérôme de. Chronographia o reportorio de tiempos, el mas copioso y precisso, que hasta ahora ha salido a luz.
Sevilla, Fernando Diaz, Faustino de Magarino (colophon: printed by Fernando Diaz), 1584. 4to. With title printed in red and black with woodcut portrait of the author, Diaz's woodcut printer's device below the colophon on the last page, 2 full- or nearly full-page woodcuts, 19 half-page woodcuts, 7 half-page round woodcuts, and 43 small round woodcuts of phases of the moon. Many letterpress tables of the positions of the sun and moon, calendars, movable feasts, etc. Sheepskin parchment by Domingo V. Folch of the national bindery in Valencia (2nd half of 19th century), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 12,500
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The first principles of fortification, for the young engineer,
with 36 folding plates

CLAIRAC, Louis André de. L'ingenieur de campagne, ou traité de la fortification passagere.
Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert (colophon: printed by Jacques Guerin), 1749. 4to. With 36 folding engraved plates by Claude Charles Riolet and an engraved armorial vignette at the head of the dedication. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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