Detail View: LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection: [Elements. Latin] Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi, in artem geometrie incipit qua[m]foelicissime.

Digital Image File Name: 
6121
Source Call Number: 
INC E86
Source Creator: 
Euclid.
Source Title: 
[Elements. Latin] Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi, in artem geometrie incipit qua[m]foelicissime.
Source Created or Published: 
1482
Physical Description: 
sig. b6 verso - b7 recto: Book 3, propositions 8-12
Digital Image Type: 
FSL collection
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD: 
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Creator (Hamnet): 
Euclid.
Uniform Title (Hamnet): 
Elements. Latin
Title (Hamnet): 
Preclarissimus liber elementorum Euclidis perspicacissimi, in artem geometrie incipit qua[m]foelicissime.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
[Venice] :
Publisher (Hamnet): 
Erhardus Ratdolt Augustensis impressor solertissimus Venetijs impressit,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet): 
anno Salutis 1482 octauis Calen[darum] Iun[ij] [25 May]
Physical Description (Hamnet): 
[276] p. (the last [2] p. blank) : ill. (woodcuts) ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Subject (Hamnet): 
Annotations (Provenance)
Subject (Hamnet): 
Illustrated works -- 15th and 16th centuries.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Mathematics, Greek.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Geometry.
Subject (Hamnet): 
Borders (Type evidence)
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Smedley, William T. (William Thomas), b. 1851, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Ratdolt, Erhard, 1447?-1527 or 8.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Maskell, William, 1814?-1890, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Adelard, of Bath, ca. 1116-1142.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Campano, da Novara, d. 1296.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Hildesheim (Germany). Capuchins, former owner.
Associated Name (Hamnet): 
Ratdolt, Erhard, 1447?-1527 or 8, printer.
Notes (Hamnet): 
With dedicatory letter by Erhard Ratdolt.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Imprint from colophon (leaf r7v), which reads: Opus elementorũ euclidis megarensis in geometriã artẽ. In id quoqz Campani p[er]spicacissimi Cõmentationes finiũt. Erhardus ratdolt Augustensis impressor solertissimus. venetijs impressit. Anno salutis M.cccc.lxxxii. Octauis. Caleñ. Juñ. Lector. Vale.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Signatures: a¹⁰, b-r⁸.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Woodcut initials, large and small, and diagrams in margins throughout; woodcut three-sided border on leaf a2r.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Headlines: book numbers throughout, Liber I-Liber XV.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Liber III, Propositio 18 (leaf c1r) reads: Si circulũ linea recta cõtingat: ...
Notes (Hamnet): 
Folger copy: leaf r8, blank, lacking; gathering h bound between gatherings e and f; edges have been trimmed, affecting manuscript notes.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Printed initials handcolored in alternate red and blue with a yellow background; paragraph marks in alternate red and blue, and capital strokes in red throughout.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Numerous manuscript notes and diagrams in brown ink in different hands in Latin and Greek, with a few corrections in text, brackets and underlining; sets of notes and verses (some acrostic?) on front flyleaf and leaf a1, one of them with title "De authoribus Geometria".
Notes (Hamnet): 
Inscription in outer margin of leaf a1v, blurred and partially illegible "ad Vsum [...?] Capucinorum Hildesiensium [?] catalogo [...?] 38o ĩscript. No. 19 F."; pencilled autograph on front flyleaf "S.[or J?] Digby[?]" ; autograph on another front flyleaf of William Maskell, his dates "1833. Bound 1840", and his notes (not located in the Sotheby sale catalogs of his library); bookplate of W.T. Smedley; purchased in 1924.
Notes (Hamnet): 
19th century calf binding, blind tooled with gauffered and gilt edges.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Title from incipit in red (leaf a2r).
Notes (Hamnet): 
Also published on vellum and illuminated. Variations in the incipit, dedication, headlines in the first signature, etc. are recorded, issued with the same colophon.
Notes (Hamnet): 
Translated from Arabic by Adelard of Bath; edited by Campano da Novara. While books I-XIII are Euclid's (cf. Th. Heath. The thirteen books of Euclid's Elements. 1956, v.3, p. 519), Book XIV is a work of the 2d cent. by Hypsicles and book XV the work of a Roman land-surveyor of the 6th century. For a discussion by B.L. van der Waerden of Euclid's sources see Enc. Brit., 15th ed., Micro. IV, p 589.
Citations (Hamnet): 
BM 15th cent., V, p. 285, (IB.20513).
Citations (Hamnet): 
Goff E-113.
Citations (Hamnet): 
Sander 2605.
Citations (Hamnet): 
GW 9428.
Call Number (Hamnet): 
INC E86