Books and Works on Paper | 23 February 2017

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Tacquet (André) - Opera Mathematica... Demonstrata et Propugnata,

Sold for £500

Est: £800–1200

Tacquet (André)

Opera Mathematica... Demonstrata et Propugnata,

first edition, 3 parts in 1 vol., half title, engraved title, portrait frontispiece and header, 87 engraved folding plates, woodcut initials and tailpieces, occasional light staining and finger-soiling, library bookplate to front pastedown, later library cloth binding, spine gilt, upper joint starting, rubbed, [Brunet V p.642], folio, Antwerp, Jacobus Meursius, 1669 [1668].

⁂A rare complete copy, including the 2 treatises Cylindrica Et Annularia Quique Libris and Dissertatio Physico-Mathematica De Circulorum Volutionibus, often missing.
André Tacquet (1612-1660) was a Brabantian mathematician and Jesuit priest. Tacquet adhered to the methods of the geometry of Euclid and the philosophy of Aristotle and opposed the method of indivisibles. His most famous work, which influenced the thinking of Blaise Pascal and his contemporaries, is Cylindricorum et Annularium (1651).

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