Leurechon, Jean

Het eerste[-derde] deel van de Mathematische Vermaecklyckheden. Te samen ghevoeght van verscheyden ghenuchlijcke ende boertige werck-stucken, (…) Getranslateert uyt het Fransch in Nederduytsche tale. Door Wynant van Westen, Mathem. ende Organist der Stadt Nieumegen. Den derden druck op nieus oversien en verbetert. Arnhem, Jacob van Biesen 1644.

Contemporary vellum. Front of binding on the right has 2 worn finger-holes on the edges. 8º, 3 parts in 1 volume, with 64 woodcut illustrations and tables and 1 decorative woodcut initial. Book I: 1-257 pp+1-13 pp index. Book II: 1-61pp+1-5 pp index. Book III, 1-41 pp+1p index. Handwritten inscription in French on the first page. In good condition with only a few minor stains. Third edition of an extensively illustrated seventeenth-century collection of entertaining tricks, problems, riddles and puzzles based on various branches of mathematics, also covering a wide variety of subjects such as card tricks, calendrical calculations, constructing balance scales, clocks, sun dials, levers and pullies, astronomy, magnetism, surveying, military mechanics, fireworks, conjuring tricks and much more. It is the first book of recreational mathematics, at the crossroad of mercantile arithmetic and ‘natural magic’ and recreational mathematics and popular science. B2289

Incl. BTW  3030,20

Excl. BTW  2.780,00