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70 2571 Mathematics Patrizi F
70/2571 [Mathematics]. Patrizi, F. Della nuova geometria libri XV. Ferrara, Vittorio Baldini, 1587, (8),227,(2 [incl. errata page])p., 2 (different) woodcut printer's marks (on title-p. and on verso of p.227), num. sm. geometrical text ills., contemp. limp vellum, sm. 4to.

- A fine copy, w. the following unobtrusive minor defects: old crossed out owner's entry on title-p.; a few old extra ills. and an annot. in pen and ink on p.111/112. Vellum creased; lacks ties.

= The exremely rare first edition of this important work on the "primacy of space". Riccardi, Biblioteca Matematica Italiana I, p.253 ("Bella e rara ediz. ommessa dal Brunet"); Poggendorff II, p.374; STC Italian p. 493. "The primacy of space (spazio) in Patrizi's system is also seen in his Della nuova geometria (Ferrara, 1587), the essence of which was later incorporated into the Nova de universis philosophia. In it Patrizio attempted to found a sytem of geometry in which space was a fundamental, undefined concept that entered into the basic definitions (point, line, angle) of the system." (DSB 10, p.416). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CV.

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