Monumenta omnia mathematica (1685) + Opera quae extant (1615). ARCHIMEDES Syracusani, Maurolico.
Monumenta omnia mathematica (1685) + Opera quae extant (1615)

From the Library of Gravesande

Monumenta omnia mathematica (1685) + Opera quae extant (1615).

Panormi [Palermo]: apud D. Cyllenium Hesperium, sumpt. Antonini Giardinae bibliopolae Panorm. 1685.

1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Fine. Item #001772

Monumenta omnia mathematica, quae extant, quorumque catalogum inuersa pagina demonstrat : ex traditione ... D. Francisci Maurolici ... opus præclarissimum, non priùs typis commissum [ed. J. S. Salva]. Folio (309x213 mm). [8], 296 pp., title page printed in red and black with large woodcut device, many woodcut diagrams in text, blanks present. Bound at the end are two excerpts (complete in itself) from Archimedes' Opera quae extant (edited by David Rivault, Paris: Claude Morel, 1615), in parallel Latin and Greek text with several woodcut ills. and diagrams: (1) Planorum Aequiponderantium, seu centra gravitatum planorum, pp. 145-218; (2) De insidentibus humido libri duo..., pp. 487-549 (1:blank). Near contemporary calf (rubbed and scuffed at extremities, but binding sound and strong), gilt spine with label, edges colored in red, silk marker present. Text somewhat browned throughout, some (mainly marginal) dampstaining, occational paper repairs to edges, p. 250 with small hole. Provenance: Willem Jacob 's Gravesande (1688-1742), Duch philosopher and mathematician (18C inscription to first page of first extract, reading "Gennete / Ex libris Domini s'Gravesande"). A nice copy of interesting provenance. ----

A paraphrase of Archimedes' works made between 1534 and 1550 by the Sicilian Francesco Maurlico (1494-1575) some of which was printed at Messina by Paolo Bonacota, 1670-72. This was never published but the sheets were acquired by Lorenzo di Tommaso and then confiscated by the Spanish authorities in 1678. Juan Siverstre Salva acquired 425 copies of the original edition (COPAC). The bound in extracts are form the second and influential 1615 Greek and Latin edition (DSB) of the works of Archimedes, valuable for its numerous woodcuts and diagrams (see Houzeau-L. 826; Riccardi I/1, 43; Cantor II, 659).

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