Tables de sinus tangentes, et secantes, Pour un Rayon de 10000000 parties. At des logarithmes des sinus et des tangentes, Pour un Rayon de 10000000000 parties.
A Paris. Chez Jean Jombert, 1697. First edition.
8vo. pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, morocco lettering-piece, gilt supralibros of the House of Arenberg of the Habsburg Netherlands to both boards.Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to board corners. Armorial bookplate of the House of Arenberg to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, very occasional light spotting, a crisp copy.
A handsome copy of the first edition of French mathematician Jacques Ozanam's (1649-1717) logarithmic tables. Of a Catholic family with Jewish descent, Ozanam discarded theological study on the death of his father and began offering private instruction in mathematics, a subject in which he was apparently self-taught.£ 350.00 Antiquates Ref: 14610