Euclidis Elementorum libri XV. Acessit XVI. de solidorum regularium cuiuslibet intra quodlibet comparatione ... Nunc tertiò editi, summaq(ue) diligentia recogniti, atque emendati

Coloniae: Ioh. Baptistae Ciotti, 1591. Folio, 2 volumes in 1; pp. [16], 359, [1]; 355, [1], [40] index; roman and italic types throughout; printer's device on the verso of the last leaf in each volume; both title pages within architectural woodcut borders, numerous woodcut geometric figures in the text, woodcut initiqal and ornaments; contemporary full vellum; 3 (of 4) green silk ties preserved, but frayed; some minor wear and tears in the foremargin of the first 2 and last 2 leaves (no loss of any letterpress); all else very good and sound. "The [editor] was Christophorus Clavius (Schlüssel) of Bamberg, of the Society of Jesus, a mathematician who gave the Gregorian Calendar of New Style its present form and made all the calculations necessary for its verification. It contains the fifteen books with very full scholia, and the addition of a sixteenth, De solidorum regularium comparatione" (Thomas-Stanford, p. 11). Two octavo editions preceeded this in 1574 and 1589. This is the first edition in folio. Adams E-988; Thomas-Stanford 23. Item #53292

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