Playfair, John 17481819
Overview
Works:  204 works in 584 publications in 2 languages and 5,034 library holdings 

Genres:  History Biography Juvenile works 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Translator 
Classifications:  QE26, 550 
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Most widely held works about
John Playfair
 A comparative view of the Huttonian and Neptunian systems of geology by J Murray( Book )
 Observations on a passage in Mr. Playfair's letter to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh relative to the mathematical pretensions of the Scottish clergy by Thomas Chalmers( Book )
 On Playfair's Law by Barbara A Kennedy( Book )
 Some account of the character and merits of the late professor Playfair( Book )
 Principal James Playfair : life and legacy by Hugh Playfair( Book )
 Professors Robison and Playfair, and the "Theophobia gallica": natural philosophy, religion and politics in Edinburgh, 17891815 by J. B Morrell( Book )
 Memoir of Professor Playfair( Book )
 Papers relating to the history of the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin( )
 The distinguished men of science 18078: a key to the identities of the sitters. Photograph of engraving by W. Walker, 1862( Visual )
 Professor John Playfair by James Thomson( Visual )
 Catalogue of the library of the late John Playfair ... : comprising a valuable collection of mathematical, philosophical and miscellaneous books, maps, &c. &c., with a few philosophical instruments : to be sold, without reserve, by Mr Ballantyne ... on Thursday the 20th of January, 1820, and ensuing days by James Ballantyne and Co( Book )
 Ruthwell, to Thomas Carlyle by Robert Mitchell( )
 John Playfair. Stipple engraving by Holl( Visual )
 John Playfair. Line engraving by Stewart, 1819, after P. Morris( Visual )
 La géologie au debut du XIXe siècle : Lamarck et Playfair by Archibald Geikie( Book )
 John Playfair's monument and the New Observatory on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Line engraving by A. Cruse after T. H. Shepherd by Thomas H Shepherd( Visual )
 [Letter and reply] 1802 October 11 [to] Cadell and Davies, London by John Playfair( Book )
 John Playfair manuscript material : 1 item by John Playfair( )
 John Playfair. Stipple engraving by R. Cooper, 1816, after H. Raeburn by Henry Raeburn( Visual )
 [Letter] 1813 August 31, Edinburgh [to] Thomas Allan, London by John Playfair( Book )
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Most widely held works by
John Playfair
Illustrations of the Huttonian theory of the earth; a facsimile reprint, with an introduction by George W. White by
John Playfair(
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34 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in English and French and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donacion de la Biblioteca de Zea
34 editions published between 1802 and 2011 in English and French and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donacion de la Biblioteca de Zea
Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the quadrature of the circle and the geometry
of solids : to which are added Elements of plane and spherical trigonometry by
John Playfair(
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117 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
117 editions published between 1790 and 2000 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
System of the earth, 1785. Theory of the earth, 1788. Observations on granite, 1794. Together with Playfair's Biography of
Hutton by
James Hutton(
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5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short, simple, and plain method of demonstrating the fifth book of Euclid's Elements by
John Playfair(
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9 editions published between 1812 and 1815 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1812 and 1815 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the quadrature of the circle and the geometry
of solids by
John Playfair(
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28 editions published between 1806 and 1875 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1806 and 1875 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of natural philosophy being heads of lectures delivered in the University of Edinburgh by
John Playfair(
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30 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
30 editions published between 1812 and 1894 in English and Undetermined and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of John Playfair ... with a memoir of the author by
John Playfair(
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6 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published in 1822 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dissertation second, exhibiting a general view of the progress of mathematical and physical science, since the revival of
letters in Europe by
John Playfair(
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21 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1800 and 1835 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the properties of the circle, the intersections
of planes and the geometry of solids by
John Playfair(
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7 editions published between 1814 and 1824 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published between 1814 and 1824 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Hutton & Joseph Black : biographies by
John Playfair(
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7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry: containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement of the quadrature of the circle and the
geometry of solids; to which are added elements of plane and spherical trigonometry by
John Playfair(
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1 edition published in 1806 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1806 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry: containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement on the properties of the circle, the intersection
of planes, and the geometry of solids by
John Playfair(
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)
14 editions published between 1814 and 1866 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
14 editions published between 1814 and 1866 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letter to the author of the examination of Professor Stewart's short statement of facts, with an appendix by
John Playfair(
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5 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry, containing the first six books of Euclid, with a supplement of the quadrature of the circle and the
geometry of solids by
John Playfair(
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3 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 1806 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of geometry : containing the first six books of Euclid, with two books on the geometry of solids. To which are added,
Elements of plane and spherical trigonometry. by
John Playfair(
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2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Description of the slide of Alpnach by
John Playfair(
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1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1822 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical account of James Hutton, M.D.F.R.S. Ed. by
John Playfair(
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12 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published between 1797 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the origin and investigation of porisms. By Mr. John Playfair ... From the third volume of the transactions of the Royal
Society of Edinburgh by
John Playfair(
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11 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elementa by
Euclides(
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2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
El texto presenta de una manera axiomática alguno de los tópicos y temas trabajados en la geometría euclidiana. Se hacen las pruebas y deducciones geométricas a algunos de los teoremas de la geometría plana
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
El texto presenta de una manera axiomática alguno de los tópicos y temas trabajados en la geometría euclidiana. Se hacen las pruebas y deducciones geométricas a algunos de los teoremas de la geometría plana
Elements of geometry containing the first six books of Euclid, with two books on the geometry of solids. To which are added,
elements of plane and spherical trigonometry. By John Playfair, F.R.S. Edin. Professor of Mathematics in the University of
Edinburgh by
Euclid(
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2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1795 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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John Playfair britisk matematikar
John Playfair britisk matematiker
John Playfair Brits wiskundige
John Playfair brittisk matematiker
John Playfair schottischer Mathematiker und Geologe
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Плейфэр, Джон
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