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“HAS EXERCISED AN INFLUENCE UPON THE HUMAN MIND GREATER THAN THAT OF ANY OTHER WORK EXCEPT THE BIBLE”

EUCLID. Elements of Geometrie. London, 1570.

Rare first edition in English, with John Dee’s important preface and allegorical woodcut title page by John Blagrave. This copy with 48 of the original 60 folding overslips (small hinged paper slips tipped onto in-text woodcut diagrams) accompanying figures in Book XI, by their fragile nature often missing. $55,000.

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"NO WORK CAN COMPARE TO EUCLID'S ELEMENTS IN SCIENTIFIC IMPORTANCE"

(VALERY, Paul) EUCLID. Euclid. Elements of Geometry. New York, 1944.

Limited edition of Euclid's Elements, one of only 500 copies signed by legendary designer Bruce Rogers, with an Introduction from an essay by Paul Valéry praising this timeless work as "masterpiece," featuring a title page image from a wood-cut by Gordon Craig. $2200.

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