Bibliotheca Hookiana - Record details

Language and size:Libri Latini, &c. in Octavo
Lot number:339
Page number:28
Author:Oughtred, William
Title:Clavis Mathematicae denuo limata.
Publication place:Oxford
Publication date:1652
Price fetched:0.1.10
Location:British Library shelfmark 529.b.19.(4, 5.)
Sloane no. [none, black stamp only]: no fixed url, search the Sloane Printed Books catalogue.
Provenance:Sloane, Hans (1660-1753)
Provenance references:Mandelbrote, 'Sloane's Purchases' (2009), p. 118, 125; Keynes, Bibliography (1960), p. xiv-xv; British Library Sloane Printed Books catalogue.
Annotations:Inscription on the title-page 'Lib: Rob: Hooke.'; other annotations are noted (p. 125) and reproduced (p. 118) by Mandelbrote.
Other notes:Title in the British Library catalogue: Guilelmi Oughtred Etonensis . . . Clavis Mathematicae denuo limata, sive potius fabricata. Cum aliis quibusdam ejusdem commentationibus . . . (partem illam quae geometricam horologiorum sciotericorum rationem tradit, ex Anglico idiomate in Latinum vertit . . . C. Wren). Editio tertia auctior, etc.
This book contains numerous annotations in Hooke's hand that show him following along with the calculations, cross-referencing chapters, sketching geometric diagrams, and even adding some references, e.g. in the left margin of p. 62, where in the midst of his notes on triangular and pyramidal numbers, we see his note "Vieta p.374" in reference to François Viète's Opera mathematica (Leiden, 1646). See auct_BH_188.
While Hooke's copy has been scanned and is available online on EEBO, unfortunately his annotations are not very legible.
database ID:auct_BH_1324

 

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