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Euclide Restituto Sei Primi Libri, In Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper

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Euclide Restituto Sei Primi Libri, In Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper

by Ercole Corazzi

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ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT OF AN UNPUBLISHED TEXT ON GEOMETRY. In Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper, Northwestern Italy (Turin), 1721.

Dimensions 219 x 162 mm., 124 folios on paper, armorial watermark (unidentified), complete, written in a clear eighteenth-century cursive script on c. 30 lines. BINDING: contemporary binding of brown calf over pasteboards, gold-tooled spine, very worn, leather missing from the extremities of the spine and the top corner of the upper cover, hinges very fragile. TEXT: Lectures on Euclid's Elements by Ercole Corazzi (1673-1726), delivered in Turin in 1721, divided into six books. Corazzi was a leading eighteenth-century Italian mathematician, and this is an important, still unpublished, work applying the principles of algebra to geometry. Only one other copy of the work is known, in an earlier version. The amelioration of the text, the elegance of the script, the inclusion of an illustrated frontispiece that celebrates the achievements of Archimedes, and the elaborate titlepage in our manuscript demonstrate the importance of the present copy, produced under the supervision of the author. ILLUSTRATIONS: geometric graphs illustrating the text on most pages, a hand-drawn titlepage decorated with a wreath and three framed titlepages introducing the subdivisions (libri), hand-drawn frontispiece representing Archimedes. PROVENANCE:Made at the University of Turin in 1721, as stated on the titlepage. Corazzi oversaw the making of the book for his student Polloni, whose name is found in the inscription on the blank page preceding the frontispiece (f. ii): "Ad Usum Polloni 1721," written in the same ink and handwriting as the rest of the manuscript; modern booksellers's markings in pencil on the pastedown of the lower cover. CONDITION: a few stains and small holes on the frontispiece, some stains, especially from water damage in the upper and lower margins, but in overall excellent condition. Full description, images, and video available (TM 1162).

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Bookseller
Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
TM 1162
Title
Euclide Restituto Sei Primi Libri, In Latin, illustrated manuscript on paper
Author
Ercole Corazzi
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Publisher
Northwestern Italy (Turin), 1721
Keywords
Manuscript, Mathematics, Euclid, Ercole Corazzi, Turin, University of Turin, Italy, Archimedes

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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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