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The Resource Tetragonismus : idest circuli quadratura per Ca[m]panu[m], Archimede[m] syracusanu[m] atq[ue] Boetium mathematicae perspicacissimos adinuenta

Tetragonismus : idest circuli quadratura per Ca[m]panu[m], Archimede[m] syracusanu[m] atq[ue] Boetium mathematicae perspicacissimos adinuenta

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Tetragonismus : idest circuli quadratura per Ca[m]panu[m], Archimede[m] syracusanu[m] atq[ue] Boetium mathematicae perspicacissimos adinuenta
Title
Tetragonismus
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idest circuli quadratura per Ca[m]panu[m], Archimede[m] syracusanu[m] atq[ue] Boetium mathematicae perspicacissimos adinuenta
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lat
Summary
First printed Latin texts of Archimedes.
Cataloging source
DLM
Citation location within source
  • volume 2, page 72
  • volume 1, pages 40, 220
  • 1388
  • no. 72
  • volume 7, page 105
Citation source
  • Clagett, M. Archimedes in the Middle Ages
  • Riccardi, P. Biblioteca matematica italiana dalla origine della stampa ai primi anni del secolo XIX
  • Essling, V.M. Livres à figures vénitiens de la fin du XVe siècle et du commencement du XVIe
  • Printing and the mind of man (2nd ed.)
  • Grässe, J.G.T. Trésor de livres rares et précieux
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non fiction
Summary expansion
According to E.J. Dijksterhuis's Archimedes, his work on the measurement of a circle contains "one of the most popular results of [Archimedes'] mathematical investigations:" he computed the value of pi by calculating the ratio between the circumference and the diameter of a circle, and demonstrated the quadrature of a parabola by purely geometric methods. The volume opens with a text erroneously attributed to Campanus of Novara (here further misattributed to the humanist Giovanni antonio Campano); Archimedes' work begins on leaf 15, with a discussion of the quadrature of the parabola and the circumference of the circle; at end, there is a brief excerpt from Boethius dealing with the same question (leaves 31-32). For the Archimedes, Gaurico used the translation of William of Moerbeke, made around 1269, which he found in a manuscript now in Madrid
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Tetragonismus : idest circuli quadratura per Ca[m]panu[m], Archimede[m] syracusanu[m] atq[ue] Boetium mathematicae perspicacissimos adinuenta
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  • Imprint from colophon
  • Last word of title "adinuenta" contains a turned "u" and should read "adiuuenta" [adiuventa]
  • Signatures: a-h4
  • Woodcuts: large title vignette of an astronomer studying the heavens (which may in fact be cut in metal rather than wood; see Sander. Essling links it to the vignette on the title page of the Omar Astronomicus, printed by Sessa in March 1503, based on the unusual iconography and distinct manner of execution shared by the two cuts); the Sessa cat-and-mouse device below; another Sessa device below colophon on verso of leaf 32, featuring a white circle containing the printer's monogram "IBS" on a black background, surmounted by a double cross; large ornamental and pictorial initials; text illustrated throughout with 52 finely-cut geometric diagrams
  • Title and section headings printed in gothic type; text printed in roman type
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
32 leaves
Note
  • Spec. Coll. Belt copy (with call no. Belt QA467.G23t) : in modern vellum boards; gold-stamped tan leather spine labels with title "Archimedis Tetragonism. Venetiis 1503;" edges sprinkled red. Purple library ownership inkstamp on verso of title page of the Bibliotheca Wireniana Solakraensis, with motto "Habent sua fata libelli;" bookseller's ticket on front pastedown of Garisenda Antiquariato in Bologna. Forms part of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, gift of Dr. Elmer Belt, 1961.
  • Spec. Coll. copy (with call no. Z233.I8 T325 1503): modern stiff vellum covers, with blind-ruled panels on both covers; red leather backstrip with gold-stamped title "Campanus. Tetragonismus. Venezia 1503;" modern endpapers.
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)06644868
  • ucoclc6644868
Label
Tetragonismus : idest circuli quadratura per Ca[m]panu[m], Archimede[m] syracusanu[m] atq[ue] Boetium mathematicae perspicacissimos adinuenta
Publication
Note
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Last word of title "adinuenta" contains a turned "u" and should read "adiuuenta" [adiuventa]
  • Signatures: a-h4
  • Woodcuts: large title vignette of an astronomer studying the heavens (which may in fact be cut in metal rather than wood; see Sander. Essling links it to the vignette on the title page of the Omar Astronomicus, printed by Sessa in March 1503, based on the unusual iconography and distinct manner of execution shared by the two cuts); the Sessa cat-and-mouse device below; another Sessa device below colophon on verso of leaf 32, featuring a white circle containing the printer's monogram "IBS" on a black background, surmounted by a double cross; large ornamental and pictorial initials; text illustrated throughout with 52 finely-cut geometric diagrams
  • Title and section headings printed in gothic type; text printed in roman type
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
32 leaves
Note
  • Spec. Coll. Belt copy (with call no. Belt QA467.G23t) : in modern vellum boards; gold-stamped tan leather spine labels with title "Archimedis Tetragonism. Venetiis 1503;" edges sprinkled red. Purple library ownership inkstamp on verso of title page of the Bibliotheca Wireniana Solakraensis, with motto "Habent sua fata libelli;" bookseller's ticket on front pastedown of Garisenda Antiquariato in Bologna. Forms part of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, gift of Dr. Elmer Belt, 1961.
  • Spec. Coll. copy (with call no. Z233.I8 T325 1503): modern stiff vellum covers, with blind-ruled panels on both covers; red leather backstrip with gold-stamped title "Campanus. Tetragonismus. Venezia 1503;" modern endpapers.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)06644868
  • ucoclc6644868

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