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Dutch translation of the most successful and influential geometry textbook ever written

EUCLID and Jan Pieterszoon DOU.
De ses eerste boecken Euclidis.
Amsterdam, Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1626. 8vo. With numerous woodcut geometrical figures in the text. Contemporary vellum.
€ 1,500
Fourth, corrected Dutch edition of the first six books of Euclids Elements, translated and edited by the surveyor Jan Pieterszoon Dou. The Elements is a mathematical and geometrical treatise consisting of in total 13 books written by the Greek Euclid in Alexandria in circa 300 BC. It comprises a collection of definitions, postulates (axioms), propositions (theorems and constructions), and mathematical proofs of the propositions, covering Euclidean geometry and the ancient Greek version of elementary number theory. With old manuscript entries and some occasional waterstains and wormholes. A good copy.
Bierens de Haan 1220; STCN (4 copies).
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