Apr 08, 2021 - Sale 2563

Sale 2563 - Lot 203

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 700
Descartes, René (1596-1650)

Amsterdam: Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1659.

[together with] Descartes's Principia Matheseos Universalis, Amsterdam: Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1661; two separate quarto volumes; first title with engraved frontispiece portrait, title printed in red and black, both volumes signed by a Utrecht mathematician Jacob Lutfrett [?] and dated 1700, with marginal mathematical formulas in the same hand, especially dense in the Geometria volume; bound in uniform contemporary Dutch parchment over boards, ex libris Edward Neville da Costa Andrade (1887-1971), with his bookplate in both volumes, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (2)

This second edition of the Geometria was edited by Frans van Schooten (c. 1615-1660) and served to popularize Descartes works, published here with other supporting works contributed by Johann Hudde, Van Heuraet, Erasmus Bertholin, De Beaune, and Jan de Witt.

Willems 1244.

Provenance: from the Stephen White Collection.