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The first six books of the Elements of Euclid, in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners

Author: Euclid.; Oliver Byrne; Werner Oechslin; Petra Lamers-Schütze; Taschen (Firm)
Publisher: Köln : Taschen, ©2010.
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"This remarkable example of Victorian printing has been described as one of the most peculiar yet beautiful books of the 19th century"--Publisher's leaflet laid in case.
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Named Person: Euclid.; Oliver Byrne; Augustus De Morgan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Euclid.; Oliver Byrne; Werner Oechslin; Petra Lamers-Schütze; Taschen (Firm)
ISBN: 9783836517751 3836517752
OCLC Number: 748579458
Notes: Issued in a case.
Full-color facsimile reproduction of Byrne's 1847 edition, accompanied by a volume of commentary.
"This remarkable example of Victorian printing has been described as one of the most peculiar yet beautiful books of the 19th century"--Publisher's leaflet laid in case.
Facsimile volume originally published: London : William Pickering, 1847.
The accompanying commentary volume contains two essays by Werner Oechslin; each essay is printed in the original German and in English and French translations. The English titles of the essays are: Euclid's geometry, (not) a Via Regia?; and, "To facilitate their acquirement" : Oliver Byrne's The first six books of the Elements of Euclid : didactic, colourful, and eccentric.
"Project management: Petra Lamers-Schütze, Cologne"--Commentary volume, p. 95.
Description: 2 v. (xxix, 268 p., 95 p.) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Elements.
Elements of Euclid
Responsibility: by Oliver Byrne.
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A geometry primer from the 19th century that simplifies Euclid's propositions.  Read more...

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