Saturday, December 17, 2011

Billingsley Euclid

In 1570 Sir Henry Billingsley (d.1606) published the first English-language edition of Euclid's Elements: The elements of geometrie of the most ancient philosopher Euclide of Megara [sic].

The image is Folio 314 of Billingsley's Elements. This page contains three pop up models of pyramids. These pop-up models occur throughout Book XI on solid geometry and were hand-glued into each copy of the work.

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