C. Dibuadii in arithmeticam … Euclidis … libris comprehensam demonstratio.

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Creator

Dybvad, Christoffer.

Title

C. Dibuadii in arithmeticam … Euclidis … libris comprehensam demonstratio.

Publisher

Arnhem: Jan Jansz,

Date

1605.

Description

The charm of this contemporary Italian gilt vellum binding lies in its use of cut-outs in the shape of hearts, crosses, lozenges and scallops. The resulting intricate open-work pattern reveals underlays of pink and green silk, now faded.

Source

Gift of Samuel Putnam Avery, 1903.