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Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi, in artem geometrie incipit qua[m] foelicissime.

Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi, in artem geometrie incipit qua[m] foelicissime.

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Elements. Latin
Creator: Euclid
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Date: 25 May 1482.
Publisher: Erhardus Ratdolt Augustensis impressor solertissimus Venetijs impressit,
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BEIN Zi +4383 Copy 2: Bookplate: Frank Altschul. Presentation inscription: Hic liber est mei Jeronimj Monetarii de Feltkirchen, arciu[m] ast medicinae doctoris, quem mihi dono dedit Bernardus Walther, Ciuis Nure[n]berge, sua etate in mathematica peritissim[us], anno salut[is] 1492 in dieb[us] Julii.
BEIN Zi +4383 Copy 2: Binding of stamped calf on wooden boards from between 1482 and 1492. Originally the volume had 5 brass bosses on each board, 2 are now wanting from the front board. Remnants of brass clasps.
BEIN Zi +4383 Copy 2: With: Georg von, 1423-1461. Theoricae novae planetarum. Nuremberg: Joannes Regiomontanus, ca. 1474. Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476. Vniversis bonarum artium studiosis Ioannes de Monteregio .S.D.P. Nuremberg: Joannes Regiomontanus, ca. 1475.
Title from incipit in red (leaf a2r).
Imprint from colophon.
Translated from Arabic by Adelard of Bath; edited by Campano da Novara. While books I-XIII are Euclid's (cf. Th. Heath. The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements. 1956, v.3, p. 519), Book XIV is a work of the 2d cent. by Hypsicles and book XV the work of a Roman land-surveyor of the 6th century. For a discussion by B.L. van der Waerden of Euclid's sources see Enc. Brit., 15th ed., Micro. IV, p 589.
With dedicatory letter by Erhard Ratdolt.
Signatures: a¹⁰ b-r⁸.
Woodcut initials, large and small, and diagrams in margins throughout; woodcut three-sided border on leaf a2r.
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[276] p. (p. [275]-[276] blank) : ill. ; 33 cm. (fol.)
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Copy 2
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