Euclide's Elements; The Whole Fifteen Books Compendiously Demonstrated by Mr. Isaac Barrow Fellow of Trinity Colledge [sic] in Cambridge. And Translated Out of the Latin. EUCLID.
Euclide's Elements; The Whole Fifteen Books Compendiously Demonstrated by Mr. Isaac Barrow Fellow of Trinity Colledge [sic] in Cambridge. And Translated Out of the Latin.
Euclide's Elements; The Whole Fifteen Books Compendiously Demonstrated by Mr. Isaac Barrow Fellow of Trinity Colledge [sic] in Cambridge. And Translated Out of the Latin.

Euclide's Elements; The Whole Fifteen Books Compendiously Demonstrated by Mr. Isaac Barrow Fellow of Trinity Colledge [sic] in Cambridge. And Translated Out of the Latin.

London: Printed by E. Daniel for William Nealand... 1660. First edition thus. (8), 348, (2) pp. Later full sheep, gilt lettered black spine label, new endpapers but with original rear endpaper also preserved featuring old manuscript calculations. Mathematical diagrams throughout. A large number of the leaves with modern restoration to the fore edges, mostly towards the front and rear and not affecting the text. Isaac Barrow (1630-77) was a well respected theologian and mathematician. His most famous student at Cambridge was Sir Isaac Newton, who succeeded him as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics. Henry Pemberton wrote of Barrow: "he may be esteemed as having shewn a compass of invention equal, if not superior, to any of the moderns … [Newton] only excepted". First published in Latin in 1656, this being the first translation into English. Two issues of the first edition appear on ESTC without any precedence established, the only difference being that the recto of the final leaf is numbered "349" in one and not the other. The marginal restoration of the final leaf here prevents us from stating which issue is in hand. Item #36137

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