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

Creator:
Euclid
Published/Created:
[Venice] :
Erhardus Ratdolt Augustensis impressor solertissimus Venetijs impressit,
25 May 1482.
Physical Description:
[276] p. (p. [275]-[276] blank) : ill. ; 33 cm. (fol.)
Notes:
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.
Variant Titles:
Elements. Latin
Topics:
Geometry--Early works to 1800
Incunabula in Yale Library
Mathematics, Greek--Early works to 1800
Topics:
Adelard, of Bath, ca. 1116-1142
Altschul, Frank,--1887-1981--Bookplate
Brandenburg, Hilprand,--1442-1514--Presentation inscription to Reichskartause Buxheim
Campano, da Novara, d. 1296
Hypsicles, of Alexandria
Münzer, Hieronymus,--d. 1508--Presentation inscription from B. Walther
Ratdolt, Erhard, 1447?-1527 or 8
Reichskartause Buxheim Presentation inscription from Hilprand Brandenburg
Walther, Bernhard,--1430-1504--Presention inscription to H. Münzer
Language:
Arabic
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Latin
Genre:
Bookbinding (Binding)--1490.--CtY-BR
Bosses (Binding).--CtY-BR
Clasps (Binding).--CtY-BR
Hand-colored illustrations.--CtY-BR
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Books, Journals & Pamphlets
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Zi +4383
Orbis Record:
1306207
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
15947513
Citation:
Hain 6693
Proctor 4383
GW 9428
BM 15th cent., V, p. 285
Goff E-113
Haebler types 3, 6, 7, 73
Volume/Enumeration:
Copy 2
Extent of digitization:
Partial work digitized.
OID:
15947420
PID:
digcoll:4035103

Number of Pages: 3
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