Bibliotheca Hookiana - Record details

Language and size:Libri Latini, &c. in Folio
Lot number:256
Page number:6
Author:Fermat, Pierre de
Title:varia Opera Mathematica
Publication place:Toulouse
Publication date:1679
Price fetched:0.16.0
Location:Whipple Library, Cambridge, classmark Store 57:20
Provenance:Court, Thomas H., the bookseller
Whipple, Robert S. (1871-1953, bookplate)
Provenance references:Mandelbrote, 'Sloane's Purchases' (2009), p. 141; Whipple Library, University of Cambridge; Book Auction Records, Vol. 25, Part 2 (1927-1928), p. 70; Henderson, 'Unpublished Material' (2007), p. 149.
Annotations:Inscription on fly-leaf 'R.Hooke paid Mr Collins for this Booke 10 sh. July. 4 1681', and 5 manuscript pages of mathematical calculations in Hooke's hand inserted between pages 44-5, 62-3, and 158-9 (ref: Whipple Library); diary entry on 21 June 1681 (ref: Henderson).
Other notes:See figs. 20, 20a, 21, and 21a in the editors' Introduction.
Book Auction Records, Vol. 25, Part 2 (1927-1928), p. 70, notes "Robert Hooke's copy inscribed, with 7 pp. of MS. calculations in his hand" as #346 in the auction of the library of Capt. James Stewart by Hodgon & Co on 25 Nov. 1927. However the book currently has only 5 manuscript pages of calculations, making it possible that 1 or 2 pieces of paper have gone missing. According to Robert Whipple's acquisition notebook, he purchased the book from Thomas H. Court, the bookseller, in 1927 for £15. The full title of the book in the University of Cambridge Libraries catalogue is: Varia opera mathematica D. Petri de Fermat, senatoris tolosani : accesserunt selectæ quædam ejusdem epistolæ, vel ad ipsum à plerisque doctissimis viris gallicè, latinè, vel italicè, de rebus ad mathematicas disciplinas, aut physicam pertinentibus scriptæ.
database ID:auct_BH_277

 

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