Euclides Vindicatus

SACCHERI, GIROLAMO

Published by Chicago & London: Open Court, 1920, 1920
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 8 vo. Orig. cloth with orig. lea. spine label. xxx, 246 pp. Text figs. A very good copy. This is the first English translation of the Italian mathematician, G. Saccheri's (1667-1733), famous and rare geometric work, 'Euclid freed of every fleck' (Milan, 1733). Saccheri's ".attempt to apply his logic to prove the correctness of the fifth postulate (Euclid's parallel axiom). has become part of mathematical logic and non-Euclidean geometry." (D.S.B.). Bookseller Inventory # 000117

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Title: Euclides Vindicatus

Publisher: Chicago & London: Open Court, 1920

Publication Date: 1920

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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