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Euclid Collection

Over 400 vols

Forming part of the Graves Library, this is an important collection (over 400 vols) of the works of the mathematician Euclid. The collection contains eighty-three of the editions of works by Euclid printed before 1640, including the editio princeps published by Erhard Ratdolt at Venice in 1482. Of the many translations the most notable are the first into any modern language, the Italian of 1543, the first German (1562), the first French translation (1564), John Day's edition of the first English translation with John Dee's preface of 1570, the first edition in Arabic (1594), as well as later translations into Turkish, Chinese, Persian, Hebrew, Finnish and other languages.