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The Story Behind The Elements of Geometrie by Euclid

  • Jan 13, 2015

Las Vegas bookseller James Russell discusses the monumental influence of Euclid’s magnum opus.

 

The overslips seen here in the image above and just below are slips of paper originally printed and bound in at the end of the book; in this particular copy they have been skillfully and meticulously cut and tipped in to correspond with the ideas being explained. (BRB: #84478)

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(BRB Image: #88599)

 

 

Sean Samuels

Sean is a bookseller in the Las Vegas gallery. Originally from the UK, he has a degree in English from the University of Bristol and an interest in photography. He has served as the US Editor for Hungry Eye Magazine, the Deputy Editor for Photography Monthly Magazine, and as a Script Editor for the BBC. When not selling books, he enjoys watching films and exploring the US backcountry and is a volunteer with Red Rock Search and Rescue in Las Vegas.

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