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1 Robert, Simpson The Elements of Euclid Viz the First Six Books Together with the Elenth and Twelfth Also the Book of Euclids Date to Which are Added the Elements of Plane and Spherical Trigonometry Also A Consise Account of Logarithms By the Rev A Robertson
Philadelphia PA Desilver, S Thomas 1834 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original book not a reprint. Leather cover worn with hing cracking but not loose. Has former owners name Leonidas Thompson in front with 1841 date. Pages yellowing and foxing from age, otherwise contents clean. There is a library seal from an individual's library on end paper. A Presentation of the Elements of Geometry which go under the " Euclid name are very different and contrary to one another. Peter Ramus ascribes the propositions, as well as their demonstrations, to Theon; others think the propositions to be Euclids, but that the demonstrations are Theon's......" Doctor Robert Simson, was Professor of Mathematics in the University of Glasgow and at age 22 in the year 1710 became the Chair of Mathmatics. Dr. Simson taught there for almost 50 years. Rare. ; Charts 
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